Sunday, November 30, 2008


Pictured at left is the implacable face of evil in our time. Although he may not be directly responsible for the recent Mumbai attacks, the attackers were certainly his apostles both in ideology and method. I recently left a facetious comment on a Daily Kos article that if we only treated the captured terrorists better, the Arab world would join us in our fight against the terrorists. I was amazed to be praised for my efforts.

However, these attacks show the real intent of the al-Qaeda terrorists, to kill every non-Muslim (indeed every non-Sunni) until all are dead or converted. Their web sites were filled with venomous hatred calling on Allah (the most merciful?) to kill all the Hindu infidels in the worst possible ways. (H/T Weasel Zippers) There can be no negotiating, no treating them better that will cause the rest of the world to be safe from their attacks.

Fortunately, the President-elect seems to be ignoring the advice of the nutroots crowd in his approach to the war on terror and is reportedly going to retain Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense. Good for him. Regardless of how he campaigned, I applaud every move he makes that helps the defense of this country.

1 comment:

  1. I think his appointments point to the absence of a vision or core principles on his part. You're getting whatever happens to be at hand on his cabinet.