posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 11:56 PM
The Conservative Thinking Behind The War On Terrorism
by John Hawkins
The war between America and terrorism was joined by America on 9/11, but that's not when it started. Terrorists have been taking aim at America for
more than two decades. Some of the more notable attacks include the Lebanon barracks bombing, the bombing of a German disco frequented by American
servicemen, the first WTC bombing, the Khobar towers bombing, the bombing of our embassies in Kenya & Tanzania, & the attack on the USS Cole. Of
course, there have been many other smaller attacks and a staggering number of terrorist plans that were thwarted by our intelligence agencies. But
until 9/11, these were the pricks of a mosquito trying to take down an eagle. After 9/11, the eagle finally decided to get serious about the problem.
The Perils Of Inaction.....
Destroying The Global Terrorist Network & Replacing It With Something Better.......
Terrorists have declared war on America and we are going to have to defend ourselves. The only real choice we have is whether to fight it out now or
to try to put off the war. Fighting a war on terrorism now may require fighting beyond Iraq & more anger towards the United States, at least in the
short term. But the alternative is allowing a shadowy terrorist army, aided by rogue regimes hostile to the United States, to grow in strength and
gather chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons for attacks at a times and locations of their choosing. When that attack comes, we will be forced to
either fall to our knees or respond just as we are doing now against a more powerful and better-prepared foe. We have no reason to think that we'd
have more support at a future date. In fact, we would likely have much less backing given that we would have already declared a war on terrorism once
without following through. Either we will meet this challenge on our terms today or on the enemy's terms in the near future. The choice is ours
Well this was a good read and I thought that folks in here could get a feeling why some people feel as they do...I hope you enjoy it.