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Submitted by Samy Mikhail (United States), Sep 9, 2002 at 21:40

What we have failed to understand is that the war on terror is indeed a war against ideology. It's an ideological war, not a nuclear war. In all these attacks no high tech weapons were ever used including 9/11. But we had people who were willing to kill themselves to inflict harms on Americans. They were brainwashed with an evil ideology.

Where are these ideologies spread? Where has this ideology flourished and been taught? Not in Iraq or South Korea but in no other place than the true axis of evil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Why is President Bush ignoring the harms that the Saudis have done to us, and is just focusing on Saddam who never done a thing to harm us? Even if Saddam has nuclear weapons, which I will never believe that he or the Iraqi people are capable of developing, he is a threat to his neighbors, but never a threat to us.

Remember, not a single act of terror was proven to be tied to Sadam, whereas just about every single act of terror was proven to be tied somehow to the Saudis. If we see the truth, and if we see that the Saudis have been the source of all terrors against the US, and is still the land that supplies the ideology and finance needed for terrors against us, then why should we step in now to protect them from a mad neighbor with weapons of mass destruction?

I personally believe we lost the war against terror the day our president stood before the whole world and declared that Islam is a peaceful religion ignoring all the attacks that you mentioned. If you completely miss identifying your enemy, how can you expect to defeat him?
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