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Sep. 12th, 2003 | 11:25 am

First of all, we continue to grieve for our compatriots killed two years ago on this day. And we continue to notice that the anger of the nation over Sept. 11 is declining. And that is the subject of this evening's Talking Points memo.

For a country right in the middle of World War III, we are awfully blase about it. America is fighting against fanatics the world over who want to kill us because they think Allah wills it.

In the face of that incredible danger, America has struggled somewhat, both here and abroad. After the great victory in Iraq, the occupation has been difficult and politics are making the fight even more tenuous.

Commander in chief Bush is a strong leader, but a bad communicator. He allows his enemies to set the agenda and does not provide nearly enough information to us, the people.

The Bush administration believes that America must destroy the terrorists, with or without the approval of the world. Now that's sound policy, but bad public relations. Of course, we must defend ourselves, whether France likes it or not, but we must explain that defense clearly and admit our mistakes.

World War III is the most complicated war in the history of mankind because of the deadly weaponry available and the ruthlessness of the enemy. There's no sovereign country we can defeat. We must neutralize a movement that doesn't care about human life, theirs or anybody else's.

Talking Points believes that Congress should formerly declare war, thereby crystallizing the issue for everybody to see. I mean, come on. If not for stringent measures by the FBI and other security agencies here, we'd have thousands more dead in America. The villains of the world are just waiting for an opening.

The chaos in Iraq is distracting Americans from a life-death situation. Yes, mistakes were made in the invasion of that country, but if a Democratic outpost can be established there, America gains a huge advantage in neutralizing the terror states of Syria and Iran, and then keeping an eye on Al Qaeda, which is still tethered to the Gulf region.

The chorus of naysayers on Iraq deserve to be taken seriously only when they clearly spell out how they would fight World War III. Just to snipe at the situation is counterproductive. If you have a better way to protect Americans, I want to hear it. If you have nothing but partisan B.S., stuff it.

On the second anniversary of the sneak attack on America, we should all take time out to pray for our country and think about where we are in time, right smack in the middle of World War III.




For a country smack in the middle of World War III, we are certainly a blasé bunch.

We're worried about how much fighting the people who want to kill us will cost and whether we have an "exit strategy" in Iraq.

Craven politicians and crazed columnists are second guessing President Bush who, at times, looks like he's first guessing the nation's foreign policy.

Since Mr. Bush, for some inexplicable reason, will not spell it out for you it falls on me to do so.

There are around the world thousands of Islamic fanatics who want to kill Americans because they believe Allah is down with that.

These people are taught from the time they are children that Jews and Americans are undeserving of life on this planet.

There is no negotiation with the most of these zealots; there is nothing one can say to dissuade them.

They want blood and they will use any and all means to get it.

A number of nations help these killers and allow the murderous anti-American indoctrination to continue generation after generation.

Iran, Indonesia, Syria, and Saudi Arabia are the most threatening to us, although the Saudis do have some pro-American government officials like Prince Bandar, its ambassador to the United States.

Iraq used to be a terrorist enabler primarily by helping the homicide bombers kill civilians in Israel but Saddam Hussein was open to causing trouble for the USA however he could.

The Islamic killers thrive on the Palestinian situation. As long as the Palestinians are denied a state of their own, the propaganda machine that demonizes Israel and America will roll along unchallenged in the Arab world.

So the only way to break down the hatred many Arabs have toward us is to forge a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement that both sides can live with.

In order for Israel to cooperate in this effort fully, it needs to feel secure. Having the Americans in Iraq helps that effort.

Also, the USA needs a democratic outpost in the Middle East to put pressure on the terrorist states of Iran and Syria.

A foothold in that region makes it infinitely more difficult for Al Qaeda to carry out its evil doing.

Just the huge CIA presence in Iraq alone, gives the USA a major advantage in learning about terrorist operations before they hurt we the people.

This nonsense about the United Nations rescuing America in Iraq is something Aesop would have published.

The UN is a chaotic chamber with no sense of urgency about terrorism and no sympathy towards the USA.

Now some of that antipathy might be justified but not when American lives are at stake.

In a perfect world, all countries that aid and abet terrorism would be isolated and embargoed. But this is far from a perfect world.

The failure of France, Germany, Russia and China to aggressively help America neutralize terror states is an outrage of historic proportions. France is the worst.

The Chirac government lied to Secretary of State Colin Powell about enforcing the UN resolution demanding Saddam cooperate with the weapons inspectors.

Then France actively undermined both the war and the occupation. President Bush should level with the American people about the duplicity of France and, to a lesser extent, Germany.

I know this would cause an uproar by what the French have done to hurt America and Israel is unconscionable.

At the same time, the Bush administration must begin earnestly persuading nations that are not overtly hostile to us that we don't want to dominate the world, we want to make it safe for everyone.

Finally, World War III is unlike any war in history and mistakes will be made in the fighting of it.

The Bush administration has the correct global view regarding terrorism but poor communications skills both within the country and abroad.

The sad truth is that most people don't even know that World War III is underway and have little understanding of the strategies and stakes.

But believe me, you and your family are in danger. We must stop the partisan bickering and acknowledge that brain-washed fanatics have us in their sights.

And this time there's no Geneva Convention and no limits on deadly weaponry. This time there is no "exit strategy."

It's us or them.



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He then went on to say that the US Congress should make a formal declaration of War... Explaining what we are doing and making it public.

And as a message to the anti-war politicians and people...
Don't just say that you are against the war.. If you are going to put down our commander in chief... Our military... Or what our country is standing for, then be prepared to say what YOU would do in order to bring the terrorists, their counterparts, the countries that harbor them and those that support them to justice.
The United States has done an excellent job so far. There is much work still to be done. IF the US was not doing what it is doing right now, there would be countless of Americans who would have died in other attacks.

On the day after the anniversary of one of the worse days in history. Easily THE worst day in modern history, I show support for our President, Our Troops, and Our Country in this time of War.


(note: Everything above the line was taken from Bill Oreilly.)

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from: slow_century
date: Sep. 12th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC)
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What a great post! Thank you so much. I was reading that first part thinking, "Well said, well said", and though I sometimes laugh at Bill O'Reilly, I think that he summed it up perfectly.

Bravo to both of you.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Sep. 12th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
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*bows*
thank you... Thank you..

I was expecting some peace activist to focus on just the war part.. not read the rest... and go crazy about it...

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from: slow_century
date: Sep. 12th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
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I bet they will show up - they can't resist. Unfortunately, you are right - so there isn't much to say.

xoxo

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from: peace_maker23
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
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I am COMPLETELY AGAINST war! The attacks on America were horrible and many Americans died for no reason. HOWEVER, America's philosophy of invading a country and making it democratic is one of the reasons why Sept 11th happened. Other countries are furious for America's interference because they is no regard for what the people of that country want or what is best for them. America comes in, rearranges the government, and leaves them to live in a now democratic society that does not work for every country. America sticks its nose into everyone else's business without being invited. If a country wants America's help - they know they can ask. However, America's history proves the best regards for the country and what they want may not be taken into account.

With that said, I am NOT Anti-American, just anti-war. Peace talks with honest afford made by both sides is a better remedy than automatically declaring war. President Bush declared war before the facts were given and a group was named for the Sept 11th attacks. Is that anyway to go about leading a country? There should be a conversation first. That is why we have the United Nations. Bush underuses them and undercredits their abilities. The UN is might to be used CORRECTLY before violent, war accusations are made. Instead, Bush went through the process half assed ultimately wanting to go to war, so NO the UN was not used sufficiently!

Right now American troops are in Iraq and other middle eastern countries on the grounds of "weapons of mass destruction". However, months later none have been recovered.

I support the families of the troops over in the middle east. I want them to come home safely, but I do not support war and military overtaking.

I know many will have problems with my post. That's fine. That's one of the great things about America - freedom of speech. No, I don't agree with your post, but I agree to disagree. We are both rooted in our beliefs and I am not trying to change anyone. I simply stand up for what I believe and I don't believe going to war is the answer.

If anyone has something negative and derogatory to say to me because of my beliefs - save it. I'm simple stating my opinion. I have no desire to get into a huge political debate our this.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
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sweetie.. did you read the post???

it was about the war on Terrorism... there IS no chance for peace talks with these people....

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peacemaker

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from: peace_maker23
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 06:56 pm (UTC)
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i read the post. The war on terrorism started with sept 11th.

and i refuse to give up on the decency of human beings...

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 06:59 pm (UTC)
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You go try to talk to Usama Bin Laden..

see how long you last till you are dead...

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Shelly

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from: michmoe85
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC)
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fuck Bush. i miss Clinton.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 07:45 pm (UTC)
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yeah... We would all be dead if Clinton was in office...

or any democrat for that matter....

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Shelly

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from: michmoe85
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)
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why dead?

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Clinton messed up twice with Saddam AND Usama...

TWICE..

now we have a president who is going to get the job done and he is a bad person??

read the post..

he is a good person.. he is doing a good job.. he just sucks at communicating with the american public what he is doing and why...

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Shelly

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from: michmoe85
date: Sep. 13th, 2003 08:01 pm (UTC)
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i just liked clinton cuz of some things that he aproved of. bush is laying down some harsh laws.

whatever. i didnt mean to get u worked up or anything lol
im not into political shit.

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