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Submitted by Mark Ersckoff (United States), Dec 20, 2002 at 18:44

I have a lot to learn still about the details of Islamic beliefs. However, I'm off to a very bad start, as far as radical islam. I'm an educator and I find it hard to believe that even in NYC, where my fellow co-workers were able to view the crash and fall of the twin towers from the institution I work in, there is so much anti-war sentiment. I am not a war monger, but the protection of the United States of America is at stake, yet I hear a great majority complaining and feeling great anxiety about the innocent people that will undoubtedly die in the event of a war against rogue states. I'm not going to like it when they do die (or for that matter when US Marines die), but many innocent people died when we attacked Germany in WWII. Should we say we made a mistake in defeating a man similar to Saddam?

Why are educational institutions so open to this mind set? I wasn't alive at the time, but I have a feeling pedagogues at educational institutions were against America bombing Japan and going to war with Germany (maybe you could confirm this for me). Again, I wish a peaceful solution could have been found, but as soon as you're attacked, all peaceful methods are off the table, aren't they?

Is the atmosphere of "peace even at our destruction" prevalent at Harvard?
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