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Are we committed??

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Submitted by Dennis Sellers (United States), Oct 17, 2006 at 12:30

My father is a WWII veteran. During that time the US was committed to hammering down the enemy even if thousands of civilians were killed in the process (and they were). Now it is no longer acceptable in our country to do such a thing even though the terrorists want to kill as many American civilians as possible.

During the war in Lebanon against Hezbollah Israel warned civilians to get out of a targeted area yet the much of the world condemned Israel when they struck back against an enemy that was purposely targeting civilian areas without any warning. The US may be doomed to failure in the Middle East if we don't take a more aggressive approach to the enemy, even if they hide among civilians.

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