Reader Carl sent this comment along from a message board that he frequents. This anonymous
post really does sum up what we are dealing with....
Anonymous post on a message board I frequent:
Following the news accounts about the events in the middle east I
keep hearing references to "the Muslim World". Since when do we care
what religion our enemies are? Europe is predominately Catholic but
during WWII no one ever heard that we were at war with the Catholic
World. In Japan we didn't fight Taoists and in Viet Nam we didn't
fight Buddhists. We fought the Enemy. No matter who our enemies have
been in the past we didn't try so hard to analyze their motives and
consider their sensibilities. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor we
didn't try to figure out why they didn't like us, we tried to figure
out how to kick their ass. What's so different about the Muslims?
When a gang of armed thugs wages attacks on US soil (such as an
embassy) their religion should be of no concern to us. Sending them
to meet their Maker should be our only concern. I don't care if
they're "upset" over a movie or the price of goat meat. As soon as
they start to attack they are the enemy, no other identification or
reason is needed. This is not court where one might try to introduce
mitigating circumstances, this is war, where we should seek nothing
less than the annihilation of the enemy. As soon as they raise a
hand against the US their standing with their God should be of major
concern to them, not us.