Saturday, September 02, 2006

Rumsfeld's Questions Confuse the "Progressives"

Donald Rumsfeld's op-ed in the L.A. Times poses critical questions for our time.

...In speaking to our veterans, I suggested several questions to guide us during this struggle against violent extremists:

• With the growing lethality and availability of weapons, can we truly afford to believe that vicious extremists can somehow be appeased?

• Can we really continue to think that free countries can negotiate a separate peace with terrorists?

• Can we truly afford to pretend that the threats today are simply "law enforcement" problems rather than fundamentally different threats requiring fundamentally different approaches?

• Can we truly afford to return to the destructive view that America — not the enemy — is the real source of the world's troubles?

These are the central questions of our time, and, as in all periods of conflict, we have no choice but to face them honestly...

Honest answers to these questions won't be forthcoming from the party of weakness.

LA Times: New Enemies Demand New Thinking

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