In a way, this display of Congressional valor may serve as an example for all. It is inspiring to watch dedicated men and women, caught up in the heat of surrender, strive to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
That's my opinion. Others have different opinions.
I've discovered quite a variety of opinions in blogs, about the conflict that some call the War on Terror.
It didn't take very long, using a small variety of search strings on Google, to come up with a small sampling of blogs on both the conservative and "moderate" side of the issue. I put "moderate" in quotes, since I'm using the term here in the contemporary, mainstream-media sense of the word. All of these blogs have their own opinion about the War on Terror (or the W** ** T*****) and related issues.
This may need to be said: I don't necessarily agree with these blogs, or the articles I cite. The citations and links are here to help you do your own research or reading.
- British Prime Minister drops the Phrase "War on Terror"
- Skirting Truth About Virulent Islam Courts Danger
- Mamma Mia! It’s "Tony Blair: The Musical!" (& Syria blocks hotmail)
- The Un-Named War
- Bush and the Jews by JB Campbell
- Lessons Bush Learned from Hitler
- The numbers on how we’re losing fight against terror
- Where is Our War on AIDS?
I've wondered how many of the folks who want to end the war in Iraq, and any armed confrontation with Middle Eastern activists, have thought about what would happen if the likes of al-Zarqawi and al-Zawahiri get their way.
A world caliphate under Al Qaeda's or the Taliban's version of Sharia law would be less tolerant of diverse opinions that today's United States.
The places that have embraced Sharia law don't show a promising picture, as shown in this article: Sudan suspends publication of daily over blasphemy claim. Remember Salmon Rushdie? If not, this article might be helpful: Salmon Rushdie knighted
There's another interesting look at Sharia law at Prevent Genocide International - although I think that the organization is biased. They seem to be opposed to the violent removal of blasphemers and adulterers from a society.