United States shall beat
Matthew E. Caster
The entire western world is on high alert
again. Threats of terrorism, substantiated and otherwise, flood every media
outlet … especially my e-mail. And through all the threats, and all the
news reports of another anthrax infection or false alarms, only one question
circles through my mind: "How bloody stupid are these freaks?"
They seem bound and determined to learn
just how totally ticked off the United States gets when someone else starts
messing with us. We're
dealing with the disasters at the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon. We're growing accustomed to the biological
and chemical threats against
us. We wait in longer lines, and go through
tighter security than ever before.
So what do we do if somehow the evil ones
manage to strike again? Simple.
Obliterate them. All of them.
Who are they? They are the members of al-Qaida,
Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and every other terrorist organization. They are
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. "They"
includes any person on Earth who tolerates this level of barbarism.
If the terrorists are stupid enough to
attack U.S. civilians again, the time has come for a total war against
these regimes, states and organizations.
The fact is that we have a right to defend
our citizens and our way of life.
"What about the coalition?" Well, President
Bush said it best when he said, "Either you are with us, or you are with
the terrorists." It's that simple.
Join our fight to eradicate this evil,
or perish alongside it.
"What about innocent civilians?" Other
than the immediate justification that almost 6,000 of our own innocent
civilians died in the original attacks,
you can also look towards the civilians
in these rogue states. These "innocent" civilians in nations such as Afghanistan,
Pakistan, and other terrorist
states cheered as they watched our towers
crumble and our way of life change forever. Therefore, any resident of
these nations who does not
actively oppose these atrocities are tacitly
supporting them. There are eight million people in Afghanistan who could
overthrow the Taliban, yet they
"By targeting civilians, are we not stooping
to the level of the terrorists?" No, because we are not targeting these
civilians as a means of converting
these nations to Christianity or because
we don't like the way they've opposed the State of Israel. We're not targeting
civilians at all. We are
targeting these nations because it is
an integral part of our national self-interests to do so. We do not seek
to bend them to our will; we seek only to
protect ourselves and our citizens from
barbaric, unjustifiable attacks.
Should another attack be brought against
our nation, I support the use of any necessary steps to eliminate this
threat -- even the use of nuclear
ordnance, if the situation arises. Our
leaders in Washington have taken many steps to protect us, but many more
may be necessary before all is
said and done.
We owe a great debt to those who have died
before us in the protection of our nation, from the blood and suffering
of the War of Independence to
the triumph over Nazism. We owe an even
greater debt to our children and generations yet unborn to see this task
through to completion. Life may
never be the same after those attacks,
but I sleep peacefully at night knowing that our nation, under God, will
triumph over this evil. God bless