December 30, 2006

They are not Osama!

Some thought the sentence of Zacarias Moussaoui would assuage some of the fear from September 11, 2001. Now, many are cheering Saddam Hussein execution. Do those events really change the feelings we have from September 11? Do we feel that the right people have paid for the murder of those thousands of lives? Is there relief in our breath in the silence of remembrance?

It is too soon to tell if these two events will have any effect on Islamic terrorism. Zacarias Moussaoui probably is already forgotten and Saddam Hussein will be soon. We will be continuing to try to justify the war in Iraq and find the best path for success.What we will not have done is gotten justice for the victims of September 11, 2001. Capturing Osama bin Laden should still be our primary goal. If this were our major pursuit, the terrorist would know that we have as much resolve as they.

Our government does not understand the minds of the terrorist, the nature of Islam, or that revenge can trump religion and religion can trump freedom. There have been too many conversations about the clash of civilizations, spreading liberty and democracy and stabilizing the Middle East. Those goals are admirable, but not what the times require. Five years has been too long! The times require Justice!

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