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Philly Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky thinks an attack on the U.S. would be just the thing to bring us together (or is that just the thing to nudge his profile up a notch)? Bykofsky writes:

ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O'Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are "anti-war."

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog. We've been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

That's not the American way.

In Iraq, we don't believe our military is being beaten on the battleground. It's more that there is no formal "battleground." There is the drip of daily casualties and victory is not around the corner. Americans are impatient. We like fast food and fast war.

Americans loved the 1991 Gulf War. It raged for just 100 hours when George H.W. Bush ended it with a declaration of victory. He sent a half-million troops into harm's way and we suffered fewer than 300 deaths.

America likes wars shorter than the World Series.

Especially when we're told by the president that that's exactly what they'll be. (Remember the big "Mission Accomplished" sign?)

Is getting the Daily Kos and the Little Green Footballs people to hold hands against the Islamists the answer? I'd venture that it's militarily and diplomatically going after the Islamists in a way that works, and doing what I do pretty regularly on this blog, and what Jihadwatch is all about: Putting out the truth about Islam -- that it's anything but a religion of peace, as its texts command its adherents to convert or kill the infidels (anybody who doesn't believe in their particular brand of unproven bullshit).

Posted by aalkon at August 12, 2007 6:45 AM


This guy has a point. Of course I would not wish a terrorist attack on our country, but it absolutely would have the effect of bringing us together. Ahh....right after the shock of 9/11/01 our streets were lined with American flags(most made in China)and cars had flags on their side windows, and red, white and blue ribbons on our antennas. People were more courteous to eachother and it was the FIRST time after the election that our politicians got on TV and showed Americans outwardly visible bi-partisanship. But we move on and forget.

I'm one of those people that is NOT offended by the burning towers and I do not appreciate our media NOT showing the news footage on television anymore. Seeing those images and that instant reliving of those moments brings to focus what happened. As Americans, if it is NOT in our faces, we just put it by the wayside and move on. Then before you know it, Atta was a misunderstood young man and Reid was a silly goose who thought c-4 in a shoe would be like a smoke bomb practical joke. Islam becomes a peaceful, misunderstood religion and Saudi Arabia really IS our friend.

Yet a minute by minute re-run of that morning, snaps everyone back. You feel the anger, you hurt, and you get that feeling of being close to another American to talk about things and speculate on solutions. Having another attack on America, would indeed have that effect. It wouldn't be long lived because THEN you'd have more serious finger pointing than before. That would make 2 attacks on our soil since Bush was in office, if we were protecting things here instead of fighting someone elses war in Iraq it wouldn't have happened, if the money we've spent on the war were used here protecting our borders and being smart it wouldn't have happened... yada yada yada.

I'm all for watching the rise of Islam. I do know several Muslims. They are cool, regular people. They are more Americanized and pretty much were raised in Islam and don't practice anymore. Kind of like knowing the history of Christianity and Catholicism, which was barbaric, and holding that against the typical lapsed Catholic that goes to church on xmas day if they bother at all. These individuals I know are just normal. It is the new converts, the fanatics and the foreign Muslims who are raised in a biblical 5th century culture of Islam and Islamic law that I fear.

Posted by: Cathleen at August 13, 2007 6:59 AM

Flags on cars and people feeling sad together is not the same as understanding the nature of Islam, and that they aren't just another dimwit religion (anybody who believes, without evidence, in god, is, at best, irrational, and more plainly put, a dimwit).

I blog about this all the time -- about the true nature of Islam and how their goal is to either convert or kill us, and instill Sharia law as the law of our land. I see too little recognition of this in mainstream media -- more of the suggestion that we all hold hands and sing Kumbayah.

There's all sorts of nasty shit in every god-believing religion's texts...the difference is, Christians and Jews ignore that stuff...nobody's pastor is standing up on Sunday urging their flock to go kill those who believe in a different brand of unproven crap.

The Islamist barbarians raise their own children like crops for pigs -- to go blow themselves up:

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 13, 2007 7:07 AM

Oh, I absolutely agree. You also don't see any Imams denouncing the bad things done in the name of their faith. Like a Catholic who comes out against an abortion doctor sniper, etc. You don't see these Muslims coming out against the fanatics. Is it fear of their own beheadings and violence or a deep seated belief in 'the cause'?

Posted by: Cathleen at August 13, 2007 9:19 AM

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