Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we've excused it.To add insult to injury, Dutch commercial TV station RTL5 'commemorated' 9/11 by broadcasting a documentary claiming to prove that WTC building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition.
Instead of killing terrorists, we free them.
Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them.
Ralph Peters continues:
We've forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We've forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.It certainly feels like that at times.
We've forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We've even forgotten who attacked us.
We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight -- when they're allowed to do so -- but our politicians have surrendered.
Are we willing to let the terrorists win?