THE DANGER IS REAL, DEAL WITH IT!
Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
On the eve of a very important election season, many in this country seem very confused about its heritage, national priorities, how to define danger and how to win a war. Many of us believe the only danger is Bush and the Jews. It is our constant persecution of Muslim people that has manipulated this danger into our faces. It is our evil President and staff who have led us on a road to fascism and they are only interested in one thing, stealing our freedoms.
Year 5 of a world war, we are still debating the validity of this war on terror. Is it a real danger? If it is only about the bungles of this Bush administration, how do you explain the non-stop attacks by Islamic radicals since 1970? Defense Secretary Rumsfeld came out recently and was attempting to answer the question, is the terror threat exaggerated? He is quoted as saying, "with this sort of enemy, we cannot afford and indeed could not survive another holiday from history. America has no choice but to go on the offensive." He urged patience with the Iraqi and Afghan governments as they build and grow as well. My concern as that many of us are still taking a holiday from history and even worse, reality.
Remember those of you with faltering brain cells, We were in Japan and Germany rebuilding and restoring their infrastructure for many many years after WWII, to this day they are allies and friends. It took a long time and a ton of money.
Remember, finishing Iraq isn't just about mysterious weapons of mass destruction but so much more. We ousted a living Hitler who murdered over a million of his own people, trained terrorists and used weapons of mass destruction already against his own people. Our troops have found more then 500 of these already. The media barely even mentioned it because they were the wrong flavor of weapons of mass destruction.
Other obvious things in play…..our foe is by nature a shadow person, flowing behind and through various governments, hiding behind dozens of titles, women and children and names but always is Fundamentalist Islamo Fascist at the core. Remember, we have now unhinged and are messing up the unholy Trinity in the Middle East, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Now they have an awkward but free, pro American Gov. breathing down their throat. You must realize we are really fighting and at war with Iran and Syria as we speak. Some of you perceive us being over there as nothing but a huge mistake. Here is how many types of "mistake" it is. Our troops have released from prison tons of little children. They have found over 500 weapons of mass destruction. They have stopped Hussein and his two evil boys from continued murders, terrorism and rapes. They made and are making a HUGE statement to the Islamic Extremists worldwide that respect ONLY strength, and positioning our troops in an area to deal when necessary with Iran and its nuclear program!
We see constant threats in our headlights, hear and abroad. Our enemy will most certainly win if we stumble again and again by assigning all our pathological empathy and sensitivity to the enemy killing our troops and planning to kill our children.
Congress and some of you have argued over some time about how to interrogate
war prisoners. Our President and military leaders have said over and
over they don't torture detainees. Yet, with some of the terrorists
they have given "pressure" to due to the urgent need to stop a murderous
plot, what do some of us do? We focus on the feelings and mental health
of the poor terrorist, serial killer and not the fact that our CIA
and troops may have saved a whole city from becoming a parking lot!!!
Are we dumber than posts? No one is talking about lowering us to their
level and brutalizing people, that has never been our style in ANY
war. However, I hope to God that our troops, president and the CIA
continue their pressure and have the capacity to be rude if they have
to to get critical information from a killer. My son and daughter
might actually stay alive that way.
© 2006 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.
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Year 5 of a world war, we are still debating the validity of this war on terror. Is it a real danger? If it is only about the bungles of this Bush administration, how do you explain the non-stop attacks by Islamic radicals since 1970?