Skip to comments.Hitting back: Kyle Williams derails pacifistic response to terrorism
Posted on 02/01/2003 6:20:26 AM PST by JohnHuang2
New York Daily News reported on Friday that many New Yorkers those who obviously received the brunt of the terrorist attacks in 2001 are very hesitant to go to battle with Iraq. First, there are many legitimate reasons for having such an opinion, and when one has a logical opinion different than my beliefs, I let it go without a challenge. From what I see, the reason you hold certain opinions should be more important than the particular opinion itself.
However, the New Yorkers' reason for not fully supporting an attack on Iraq is not legitimate. OK, it may sound good, but when you take a closer look at it, I can't see it holding water. And their reason is this: As reported by the New York Daily News, "Sixty-nine percent believe that if the U.S. goes to war, another terrorist attack on the city is more likely."
That may be what some people really believe and they're probably right. In fact, I'm sure we will be attacked again by terrorists because of war with Iraq. Yet, before I continue, I'd like to say that I'm not only addressing what New Yorkers believe, but what a broad spectrum of Americans believe. One of the greatest reasons for opposing further action in the War on Terror is the fear that America will be attacked again.
On Sept. 11, Islamic terrorists attacked the World Trade Centers with commercial airlines, bringing the towers down. They attacked the Pentagon the heart and soul of our Department of Defense. And they brought down another jet in Pennsylvania, killing all those on board. In this category, al-Qaida went all the way to the wall. They attacked our defense headquarters, killed thousands of our fellow Americans and brought our economy to a grinding halt. Once the terrorists make such an action, should we be afraid that they will do it again? The Islamic terrorists attacked our nation without provocation, but if we leave them alone, they'll leave us alone, right? No, it doesn't work like that.
An analogy could be this: Two men approach you and want to shoot you, but you kill the first man and the other man shoots you. Does it make a difference? You would have been shot no matter what course of action you took.
If we, as Americans, continue to use such logic preventing us from defending our nation we will suffer the consequences. Using this logic, America should never have attacked Japan. Using this logic, the colonists never would have defended themselves against Great Britain. Using this logic, we shouldn't have even hit Afghanistan in the first place. If Israel used this logic, it would be nothing but a paragraph in college textbooks.
The bottom line is this: We're damned if we attack Iraq and we're damned if we don't. Taking down a major player in the terrorism community who no doubt is planning some sort of attack against the United States will do nothing but help our cause. Terrorists will hit us again and we'll hit back and fight and, in the end, America will win. We always have and we always will.
See what home schooling can do?
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