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Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Mar 21, 2006 at 17:20

And just what do you think should have been done or should be done about all this?
Could we have done something different with the Nazis or the Japanese during WWII?
Could we have done something different with the USSR during World War III (the Cold War-it got rather hot in Korea and Vietnam)?

We have an implacable enemy in the radical Muslims and they are tapping into a religious revival in the Islamic world whereas we in the West are post-Christian in Europe and in many U.S. citizens so we cannot tap into any religious fervor. Although there are only 12-15 million Jews on the planet, many of them are secular and some of the religious ones are seemingly opposed to Israel and to the interests of Jews and support the leftists in the U.S.

So we (the people who are against radical Islam) are not in as great numbers and as great determination as would be desirable in a long war to the death with radical Islam.

Down the road we face another possible foe, China. but radical Islam is enough for right now and is the near future threat to the persistence of western civilization.

I feel and think very strongly that appeasement and giving up is the wrong strategy even though that seems to be the posture of many in Europe and quite a few in the U.S.

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