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Submitted by andrew freedman (United States), Aug 14, 2006 at 17:09

I have been annoyed for years how the doctrine of political correctness would not let us give the enemy a name.. We were fighting "terrorism." Terrorism is a tool of war, like nuclear weapons or tanks. Enemies are people with names and ideologies and a population base, and a source of funding. It has some structure. The fact that we have not been able to say the name of the terrorists is why the so called war on terrorism has been failing so miserably. 3000 Americans died in one day and for 5 years we could not bring ourselves to even say the unifying doctrine of the enemy. We could name individuals, groups, but the ideology had to remain unspoken.

If we did call the Islamic fascists what they were, it would entail a potential accusation of racism. It would cause a de facto alliance with Israel and Jews, and an acknowledgment of the legitimacy of Israel's existence. It would embarrass many politicians whose pockets are lined with dirty Arab oil money. America does NOT want to win the war on the Islamic fascist movements. To the political left, the Islamic totalitarian governments are the ticket to the resurrection of the old Communist anti American movements. To the political right they are the reincarnation of the old third Reich to finish the job left undone. To those in search of power and money..... well the oil nations have both. If they just stop the terrorism, is anyone really upset with the ideology? So let there be an Islamic empire spanning the Mediterranean across southern Asia to the Pacific. Yes, I am glad to hear someone speak honestly and give the enemy a name.

Unfortunately, only some of us view the Islamic fascists as the enemy. To the rest, all they want is for the Islamic fascists to drop the terrorism and keep paying those in power to look the other way.

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