The Road to Baghdad

The attacks of Sept. 11 were an act of war against liberal values and the nation blessed with the resources, courage and faith to champion those values globally. Our enemies have as their cause the spread of a political-religious empire based on a perverted interpretation of Islam that substitutes a lust for violence for a love of peace. They abhor liberty and justice. Their choice of civilian and governmental targets indicates that they understand one essential truth about America--the people rule here, not mullahs or kings or generals or the megalomaniacal son of an oil-rich desert kingdom. They believe that the...

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