Once again: "It's The Third World War, President George W. Bush!"
Bush said last night:
On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars -- but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of war -- but not at the center of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks -- but never before on thousands of civilians. All of this was brought upon us in a single day -- and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack.
This was an excellent paragraph repeating the war cry -- "Remember, 9/11!"
Americans have many questions tonight. Americans are asking: Who attacked our country? The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organizations known as al Qaeda. They are the same murderers indicted for bombing American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and responsible for bombing the USS Cole.
We know who attacked us on 9/11: devout Muslims, now say it!
Al Qaeda is to terror what the mafia is to crime. But its goal is not making money; its goal is remaking the world -- and imposing its radical beliefs on people everywhere.
Islam...Islam...ISLAM has been trying to remake the world for 1,400 years!
The terrorists practice a fringe form of Islamic extremism that has been rejected by Muslim scholars and the vast majority of Muslim clerics -- a fringe movement that perverts the peaceful teachings of Islam. The terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill all Americans, and make no distinction among military and civilians, including women and children.
Mr. President this is crap. You have at your beck and call scores of scholars who would be more than willing to tell you the truth about Islam, but let a non-scholar help you out here: There are 164 Jihad verses in THE KORAN. Jihad (Holy War) means a violent physical struggle against all non-Muslims called Infidels. The Jihad is expected of all Muslims. The goal of this Jihad is complete domination of the world by Islam. All Muslims are instructed to kill ALL Infidels who do not (1) Convert to Islam. (2) Become a slave of Muslims.
This group and its leader -- a person named Osama bin Laden -- are linked to many other organizations in different countries, including the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations and neighborhoods and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror. They are sent back to their homes or sent to hide in countries around the world to plot evil and destruction.
Terrorism, Mr. President, is simply a tactic used by Muslims to make war against the USA because they are not strong enough to confront us with regular armies. The true leadership of Islam are the thousands of Imams and Mullahs who preach, "Death to America" in thousands of sermons every Friday even in the capital city of the United States, Washington, D.C. These hate mongers, and the Mosques they use as a bully pulpit, are financed to some large degree by "Our Good Friend And Ally Saudi Arabia."
If you want to win this war, Mr. President, you must level with the American people. This is not a war against a small band of terrorists: This is the early stages of what historians will later call The Third World War. I think you are making the same mistake British and French leaders made in 1939 and early 1940, you are attempting to fight a limited war against a ruthless totalitarian enemy --a Phony War. This did not work then, and it will not work now.
Mr. President you threw away last night an excellent opportunity to rally the nation behind the war. This war will continue, like a out of control five alarm fire and continue to burn the planet. The Muslims will fight on; the acts of terrorism and assassinations will continue and increase. The acts of resistance will also continue and increase by a new generation of Freedom Fighters who, like the Minutemen of the American Revolution, will do battle with or without the support of the Government in every village, town and city in this great nation against the dangerous 5th Column that lives among us. The regular Army of highly trained and well equipped soldiers at the front in the Middle East will continue their gallant struggle to the bitter end of the campaign and never call retreat.
Patrick Henry would tell you this in conclusion:
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!