Unless you want to encourage our enemy—the heartless, bloodthirsty Islamic fascists—even more.
ell Miller's latest book A Deficit of Decency
is a fine read. The following is just one of the book's many great passages I could quote from to recommend it:
Every administration from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush bears some of the blame for our unpreparedness. Richard Clarke bears a big heap of this blame. Who, after all, had been in the catbird's seat for more than a decade with more than ample opportunity to do something about the problem? Tragically, it was the decade in which we did the least.
We did nothing after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in 1993, killing six and injuring more than 1,000 Americans. We did nothing in 1996 when 16 U.S. servicemen were killed in the bombing of the Khobar Towers. When our embassies were attacked in 1998, killing 263 people, our only response was to fire a few missiles on an empty tent. Is it any wonder that after a decade of weak-willed responses to murderous terror, our enemies thought we would never fight back? Richard Clarke should have resigned or been fired back in the 1990s. That is when he should have apologized. That is when he should have written his book. That is, if he really had America's best interest at heart.
Some said "we owe it to the families" to get more information about what led up to 9/11. I can understand that. But no amount of finger pointing can bring those victims back. We now owe it to our future families not to encourage more terrorists, resulting in even more grieving families.
Indeed. America must win World War IV; and all of us must do whatever it takes to make sure she does win it.
Anything short of that is suicide.
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