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Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Joe Feig (United States), Sep 9, 2004 at 11:01

One example of a leadership strength of President George Bush is his consistent description of terrorists as terrorists by name, be they a country, an individual or a group of either. Living in a world where terrorists plan, execute and celebrate such horrendous acts as the World Trade Center attack and the Russian school attack, I cannot ignore the importance of this strength in judging who is likely to have the best overall impact for me, my family and friends, all Americans and all civilized freedom-supportive people throughout the world.

Regretfully, most of the major news reporting agencies and venues are politically motivated or simply lack the courage to risk confrontation by honestly reporting on terrorist acts and naming the responsible groups behind them as terrorists vs using a milder descriptive. I am not a politically active citizen, other than to always vote. However, I do thank God that our current President has this critical leadership strength in these times. Like every other person I know, he has strengths and weaknesses. This strength carries considerably more weight in my mind, at the present.

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