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Reader comment on item: [The Need to Name and] Know Thy Terrorists

Submitted by Chip Joyce (United States), Nov 27, 2002 at 11:55

Enemies of America who claim a moral agenda (e.g., communists of the past and now militant Muslims) paralyze us because our country no longer believes in itself, i.e., in the moral foundation of this country and in its right to exist. Unable to grasp our moral validity, our leaders capitulate to any claim of morality. That is the reason for appeasement.

Our leaders are more aggressive against Iraq because Saddam does not try to justify himself on religious or moral grounds: he is a thug without pretense.

--Chip Joyce, Editor
AboutTheWar.com

AboutTheWar.com provides a critical view of the so-called "war on terrorism" -- a war we are not winning and cannot win, for we lack even the moral courage to name the enemy (militant Muslims). The manifestation of this moral cowardice is appeasement. This appeasement is the result of both the Left and Right betraying America's founding values and leaving America defenseless against both the ideological and physical attacks by militant Muslims.
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