Whether it is politically correct or not, the fact remains that since the horrors of 9/11 happened in America, Islamic terrorists have murdered thousands of innocent men, women, and children in Israel, India, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Tunesia, Morocco, Spain, England, the Philippines, Bali, Saudia Arabia, Somalia, Turkey and Russia. Despite what our president wants to call these terrorists they are at war with America and they are not common criminals or petty thieves who robbed a convenience store or stole someone's purse. They want to destroy America, and if they ever got their hands on a weapon of mass destruction they would not hesitate to use it against us. They murdered 3,000 innocent people on 9/11 but would have been delighted if they could have murdered 300,000 or 3 million.
Our current administration believes it is fine to Mirandize those who are at war with us. Instead of our military and FBI being able to learn what other plots might be in the works or more about the training the terrorist from Nigeria received, his lawyer has advised him to remain silent. We seem to be more worried about the rights of foreigners who want to destroy us than the innocent Americans they want to kill. After all, we have a president who refuses to acknowledge that Islamic terror exists and a Homeland Security director who refers to these "incidents" as "man-made disasters" rather than terrorism and who believes the system worked fine in preventing almost 300 people from being killed. It did work fine, as long as we can rely on citizens from Denmark being on our planes, jumping over three rows of seats and disarming the terrorists before their bomb explodes!
Jewish and Christian terrorists are not going around the world trying to murder as many people as they can--Islamic terrorists are, and in more than twenty countries since our own 9/11. The overwhelming majority of these people come from certain countries where these people are trained and indoctrinated with hatred against Western civilization and the outrage should not be that we are targeting these countries for extra security scrutiny. The outrage should be that it took us more than eight years to do this. We have a choice in our country between being politically correct and risking the lives of our citizens or doing the right thing and preventing future 9/11s that may dwarf what happened before in the number of their casualties. The number-one responsibility of the president is not the economy, the enviroment, or healthcare, but is and always will be the security and safety of the American people, and it's time this administration put the people of this country first.
Mark Jeffery Koch
Cherry Hill, NJ
Jan 5 2010 - 8:36am