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Middle East Necessity

This essay by Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times says that we can’t do the Arab’s fighting and dying for them. They have got to take ownership themselves of the fight against terrorism themselves.

True, kind of. The problem of indeginous support vexed Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War. Southerners who said they supported the Union but weren’t willing to sacrifice to do it. Still, the job got done. The army had to conquer and then occupy the land for many years, though.

The Fort Hood Massacre showed us and the world that political correctness does not work.  The attacks on the Mosques by Arab terrorists show us that Islam is not really their cause.  Why would they desecrate buildings that they ostensibly believe are Houses of God (Allah)?

We need to get real about the terrorist threat, and more importantly, the Arabs need to get real, too.

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