Thursday, July 07, 2005
AQ is fighting a war against the West (and even those parts of Islam that they deem not Islamic enough), and they aren't paying much attention to the Geneva Convention. We (i.e., the liberal democracies), on the other hand, are still treating this sort of thing as "crime." The news organizations who refuse to use the word "terrorist" are assisting mightily in minimizing the nature of the struggle we're engaged in.
I fear that unless and until the West wakes up and starts fighting the war as a real war, things will go badly for us. At least the US Government (as currently led) understands the reality. Heaven help us if we ever elect a John Kerry or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid as President.