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Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Jul 10, 2007 at 14:43

Sometimes our federal government, especially the State Department, does not seem to have a clue as to who is enemy and who is friend. I am afraid that political correctness reigns even in circles where it should not.
The unwillingness to call the enemy what it is-radical Islamists, IslamoFascists, terrorists or jihadists has clouded the thinking of many who should know better.The British are even worse, and the Europeans worse than the Brits.

We are not in a "war on terror." One cannot have a war with an abstraction, but only with human beings.
The war on poverty is another misuse of the word "war-"just as the war on drugs is. Both of those "wars" are not being won. I fear that the war on the radical Islamists is not being won either. Not so much because we can't win, but because many do not realize it is a war, and others do not want to devote the money and the person power to really try to win it.

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