Tuesday, December 12, 2006

This Is Why We Might Lose the War on Terrorism

I was in a chatroom recently discussing a way out of the war on terrorism. A young woman suggested that we should march and tell the Muslims that we forgive them for attacking us on 9/11 in an attempt to get them to change their minds and their hearts. I could tell her heart was in the right place. She really didn't want us to continue fighting and wanted peace. I don't have a problem with that.

Unfortunately, we have to deal with a harsh reality. The Muslim terorrists who want us dead don't want to negotiate. They don't want to sit down and talk about our differences. They don't want to make nice. They do, however, want us dead.

Not all Muslims are like this. There are many who condemn the actions of their more radical brethren, and rightly so. These Muslims get what America is all about and they LOVE it. Sure, there are jerks who happen to be Muslim and, thus, will test the boundaries of our freedom, but they are the exception, not the rule. These Muslims are ones I can negotiate with without a problem.

Unfortunately, they aren't the ones running the show. Until they do, we have to keep fighting. It's not the best solution, but it's the one that we have to adopt until Muslims make the shift from blowing non-Muslims up to inviting them for potlucks.

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