Posted by Charlie on October 30, 2001 at 20:15:16:
In Reply to: a question posted by tommyD on October 30, 2001 at 13:08:08:
me from thinking. Consulting Jesus for everything wastes time and I have no interest in what Jesus would do, in any case. Jingoism is shorthand. You'll find it throughout history. This is not an American creation. It works, and we are not evil for using this handy tool. You'll also find that about as many liberals as conservatives are very patriotic.
Think about the West: Britain and America are seriously talking of limiting attacks on this weird sect of Islam during their very lengthy religious observance. (lasts until December sometime) That we even consider playing by the rules, is remarkable. This would never occur to them. Frankly, I think we should give them the same consideration as they gave Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
These are people who think nothing of murdering our children as well as their own. I haven't an inkling of sympathy for anyone who harbors them.
This sounds simplistic to you...just what about these monsters do you find worthy of sympathy? If you turn the other cheek on these bastards, they'll lop it off.
I have no problem with people expressing displeasure with our government. This is a difficult choice this time. For me, they have to explain how we can overlook the deaths of nearly 6,000 civilians.
Retailiation is our only choice. We are dealing an unforgiving mindset that's goal is to wipe us out. Sorry, there is no other way but to bring it to them.
I am a liberal who likes this place too much to give them another easy shot at our destruction.
In other words, your timing stinks.
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