Jewish World Review Nov. 15, 2002 / 10 Kislev, 5763
Bin Laden's 'return'
So Osama bin Laden is alive.
I' ve gotta tell you, I'm
disappointed by the news. I'd been hoping that he'd already begun sampling
his eternal reward.
But the announcement of his survival reminds us of
several important things. First, evil exists: Despite bin Laden's ritual
invocations of the Creator's name, he is evil - bin Laden that is. He's a rich
sociopath who equates wanton slaughter with saintliness, and seems unlikely
to repent his sins any time soon.
Second: Politicians will demagogue
anything. As a result, members of Congress mostly Democrats cited bin
Laden's continued existence as a reason for trashing the president's foreign
policy - keep in mind virtually all of these critics praised the president's
foreign policy during the campaign and supported it with their votes.
Terrorism operates only in shadows.
The only way to win the war is to remove
the rocks or Iraqs that shelter murderers. These guys can't stand the
light. Finally: We're past being scared of this guy.
If he hits us again
.... Well, you know.
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