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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Martin H. Green (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 15:06

Dear Mr. Pipes:

Although I agree with everything you wrote in this piece, I feel that there are two additional dimensions which needs to be addressed.

First Dimension: For at least the last 15 years of my almost 30 years in practice as a lawyer in the Boston area, I have maintained (in the quite hostile environs of Massachusetts) that not only was "political correctness" a fundamental threat to liberty and the First Amendment but that it would be the death of this country. But, inwardly, I confess that I consoled myself with the belief (read that: desparate hope) that if it ever came to actual war, our government and, in particular, the military would act appropriately to protect us. The Akhbar case has truly scared me. It establishes beyond doubt that the military of this country has been fatally infected with the same insanity. I have heard electronic media reports that this terrorist had "attitude problems" long before he was deployed and that he had been disciplined while still stateside. Who in our military is responsible for the decision to deploy this terrorist to this war?

The second dimension: I was physically stunned at media interviews conducted at Fort Campbell, KY in which interviewees apparently attached to the 507th actually expressed SYMPATHY with this terrorist, citing the pressures of battle!!!! One dead, 15 wounded comrades and they are expressing SYMPATHY???? Has the entire country gone mad?

More than ever, I fear that unless we come to our senses immediately, the war with militant Islam is already lost. In that context I have met the enemy and it is us.

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