Better than most, Muslims understand why Islamist terrorism is war at its unholiest, an existential threat to societies. Iraqis may resent occupation, but they fear a weakening of US resolve. Their fears should be ours. Were it to become politically impossible for a president to keep America's forces engaged from its shores, then the backbone of international security would be broken. America-bashing may be a popular sport, but its adherents prefer not to contemplate its consequences.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Re: Slander of US Marines
I see that you clearly understand this war on terror. I see that you understand how the reputation of your paper depends upon each and every article.
I apologize for my earlier harsh words, written in anger.
As stated in the article "Wrong Target"
The biggest fear of the Iraqis is a too hasty withdrawal of US and British troops. This was also noted by a US Marine in Iraq.
Please accept this apology.