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Tom ‘The Islamic Bomb’ Tancredo: The Voice of Patriotic Sanity - (for Tancredo fans!)
CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 28, 2005 | MATTHEW HOLMES

Posted on 07/27/2005 10:06:07 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Once again, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is speaking for the majority of sane Americans. And once again, liberals, terrorist sympathizers (is there an echo in here?), and cowards across the country want him rebuked and repudiated.

Democrats, some Muslim groups, and the partisan media are boo-hooing over comments Tancredo made regarding the war on terror. Specifically, they’re upset over his response to a question by radio interviewer Pat Campbell—who asked Tancredo what the appropriate response would be to a nuclear terror threat against America.

Tancredo said the following: “What if you said something like, ‘If this happens in the United States and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you could take out their holy sites.’”

Campbell said, “You’re talking about bombing Mecca.”

To which Tancredo replied, “Yeah. What if you said, we recognize that this is the ultimate threat to the United States, therefore this is the ultimate response.”

Predictably, shock emanated from both liberals and conservatives. Liberals were furious over the barbarism of such an idea, adding Tancredo’s name to the Karl Rove/Tom DeLay list of Republicans to get thrown out of office.

Somehow, this version of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)—the wildly popular liberal solution to anything involving a threat of violence against Americans—is suddenly unacceptable to pacifiers on the Left.

While conservatives believe threatening Mecca with Daisy Cutters makes perfect sense, the liberal solution to Muslim terrorism looks a lot more like a paralyzed chicken asking a hungry fox not to eat him.

It’s simply fascinating that liberals—who have such little faith in God—have no trouble believing that the natural born killers of Al Qaeda would make peace with us if we would simply be nicer to them.

Conservatives, on the other hand, were shocked to find anyone in our federal government with enough common sense to say something so intelligent.

While liberals decry Tancredo’s remarks as hateful and demand the Republican Party denounce him, the Colorado congressman is sticking by his statement.

In the Denver Post, he wrote, “Many critics of my statements have characterized them as ‘offensive,’ and indeed they may have offended some. But in this battle against fundamentalist Islam, I am hardly preoccupied with political correctness, or who may or may not be offended. Indeed, al-Qaeda cares little if the Western world is ‘offended’ by televised images of hostages beheaded in Iraq, subway bombings in London, train attacks in Madrid, or Americans jumping to their death from the Twin Towers as they collapsed.”

For their part, Republicans at large have not repudiated Tancredo.

Instead, like the crazy uncle who shows up drunk to every family gathering (or as the Kennedy’s call him…Uncle Teddy), Republicans try to ignore Tancredo, hoping he’ll just go away.

But the congressman is right, the American people know it, and his comments should be defended, not refuted.

Just as the country rallied behind President Bush following the 9/11 attacks, when he promised “the people who knocked those buildings down will here from all of us,” Tancredo speaks for the majority of Americans, who don’t want thousands more of their countrymen murdered before our government decides to take further action against terrorists.

Tancredo’s message is an important warning to all involved in the war on terrorism.

Those who presently turn a blind eye to terror need to know that there will be consequences for their inaction. They believe Mecca and other religious sites are sacred. Americans feel the same way about our lives and our freedom. If they are willing to stand by while their countrymen kill innocent American civilians, they should know what the consequences could be.

For our part, Americans must realize that those who aid, sponsor, and hide terrorists do not understand peace, harmony, or freedom.

Our enemies speak only the language of death.

They need to know that any attack on American soil will be met with an incomprehensible destruction that will give new meaning to the word.

About the Writer: Matthew Holmes is a North Carolina based columnist. His articles have been featured in the North Carolina Conservative, ChronWatch.Com, World Net Daily.Com, News Max.Com, Opinion Editorials.Com, and other media outlets. He can be reached at blade729@msn.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: america; backlash; colorado; holyplaces; interpretation; interview; islamic; koran; nuke; protecting; radio; sanity; statements; tomtancredo; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/27/2005 10:06:09 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

I support his statement.


2 posted on 07/27/2005 10:10:33 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: CHARLITE

Tom Rules!


3 posted on 07/27/2005 10:11:23 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (We're not vigilantes! We're undocumented Border Patrol agents!)
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To: CHARLITE
Our enemies speak only the language of death. They need to know that any attack on American soil will be met with an incomprehensible destruction that will give new meaning to the word.

Amen!

Deterrence only works when the enemy know your retribution will be swift, sure, and too terrible to accept.

However, were I POTUS, this argument would be academic: Mecca and Medina would have been radioactive ash on 9-12-2001.

4 posted on 07/27/2005 10:12:44 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: CHARLITE

The more I hear and read about Mr. Tancredo, the more I like him.


5 posted on 07/27/2005 10:12:54 PM PDT by RoyalsFan (Freepmail me if you want on my Kansas City Royals ping list)
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To: CHARLITE

Fantastic post. Thank you so much for sharing.
I agree with every single word.
We need more like Tancredo.


6 posted on 07/27/2005 10:13:29 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: CHARLITE
You know what else needs to be hammered home to the Jihadees? The United States has the power TODAY to totally obliterate every last one of them. We are not doing it now for lack of ABILITY.
8 posted on 07/27/2005 10:15:58 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: backhoe; Stopislamnow; Fred Nerks; canalabamian; Leapfrog; Critical Bill; ThreePuttinDude; ...
Quote from Dr. Jack Wheeler in this week's To The Point News.com:

"Until “mainstream Moslems” rehabilitate their religion, the Koran should be looked upon no differently than Mein Kampf. After all, the Turkish translation of Mein Kampf is a bestseller in Turkey now, the Arabic translation a bestseller among Palestinians, and among Moslems in England and throughout Europe.

"Nazism may not have died with Hitler in his Berlin bunker – just lain dormant, to be revived and merged into the Islam of today. Not “Islamism” or “Islamofascism,” but Islam itself, “mainstream Islam.” A Sky News poll just conducted among British Moslems found that almost half of them thought that Moslem clerics who preach violence against the West agreed with “mainstream Moslem opinion.”

"Hitler has indeed become an Islamic God. Islam has no longer any claim to decency. If Moslems wish to regain respect for their religion, from now on we must tell them: they must earn it."

9 posted on 07/27/2005 10:16:06 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: clee1
Deterrence only works when the enemy know your retribution will be swift, sure, and too terrible to accept.

I learned MAD (mutually assured destruction) was what kept the USA and USSR from attacking each other. There is something to be said for deterrence.

10 posted on 07/27/2005 10:16:43 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: pbrown

That 'crazy drunk uncle' can pour me one of what he's having, anytime.


11 posted on 07/27/2005 10:17:28 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: msnimje

We have the ability but not the will to do anything.

When we have the will, will we still have the ability?


12 posted on 07/27/2005 10:17:53 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: Leephus
"global struggle against violent extremism" (G-SAVE! tm)?

I have been trying to come up with a better term for "War on Terrorism." We should have a contest. The best I could do was "War on A$$holes" but I realized that didn't really narrow it down enough.

13 posted on 07/27/2005 10:18:44 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: TheOtherOne
When we have the will, will we still have the ability

Good question. I certainly hope so.

14 posted on 07/27/2005 10:19:40 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: Pro-Bush

Tom Rules!
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One lone voice in our Congress, the only one of sanity -- the thought is beyond comprehension.


15 posted on 07/27/2005 10:19:44 PM PDT by EagleUSA (S)
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To: CHARLITE

Tom is one of the few politicians who consistanly tells the truth. As usual anyone who dares tell the truth gets labeled insane because 95% of the population lives their life in a total lie.


16 posted on 07/27/2005 10:20:16 PM PDT by John Lenin (Hillary Clinton: Voted 6th most evil person of the last millennium)
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To: CHARLITE; Tolik

this merits a moral-clarity bump, no?


17 posted on 07/27/2005 10:20:28 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: TheOtherOne

While I agree that MAD was a deterrent to the Soviets, it was not the only, or even most important, factor - as it turns out.

The Soviet Union was never as big a military threat as we all assumed them to be.


18 posted on 07/27/2005 10:21:41 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: pbrown

I support his statement, as well, pbrown, and sent him an e-mail saying so.


19 posted on 07/27/2005 10:23:44 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: CHARLITE

He's just supporting America like Harry S. Truman would have: Hiroshi-mecca must be an option. And if this doesn't work, Hiroshi-medina, and so forth--- until the false god Allah is finally exposed.


20 posted on 07/27/2005 10:24:56 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: EagleUSA

Tom is a special person!!


21 posted on 07/27/2005 10:25:01 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (We're not vigilantes! We're undocumented Border Patrol agents!)
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To: Leephus

OK, troll, I'll tell you.

If we incinerate Mecca and Medina, the millions of illiterate Islamists will see that "Allah" is not all-powerful. Additionally, the focus of their politicoreligous worship will be gone.

An additional plus is that we would likely kill thousands of terrorists and their sympathizers.

Any more questions.


22 posted on 07/27/2005 10:25:12 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1
The Soviet Union was never as big a military threat as we all assumed them to be.

Do you dispute that they had or have the nukes to basically take out the US? Regardless of their military, they had the capacity to inflict massive nuclear damage.

23 posted on 07/27/2005 10:25:48 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: Leephus
Would someone spell out for me how incinerating innocent people at worship by the millions would solve our little "global struggle against violent extremism"

A-L-L-A-H__I-S__ N-O-T__ A-L-L__ P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L-L

24 posted on 07/27/2005 10:27:24 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: Leephus

It'll give them a sh*t-load of pause for thought, that why.


25 posted on 07/27/2005 10:27:50 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: John Lenin
"As usual anyone who dares tell the truth gets labeled insane because 95% of the population lives their life in a total lie."

Extremely profound of you, John Lenin, as usual. Your comments are so right-on. Thanks very much, and to everyone else, too. I'm glad that FR readers are beginning to realize that this really IS life or death. It is no different from Hitler's fascism, only it is worse, because it is a global disease and must be thoroughly eradicated before anything resembling PEACE can be enjoyed.

Thanks again, John!

Char (:

26 posted on 07/27/2005 10:35:36 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: Pro-Bush

Tom is a special person!!
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God, why can't we clone he and Zell Miller, and replace most of those social climbers in the Congress -- hell, we could actually get our Constitutional Republic back -- wouldn't that be nice??


27 posted on 07/27/2005 10:37:57 PM PDT by EagleUSA (S)
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To: TheOtherOne

No... no dispute there at all.

My point is that the Soviets never had a strong enough military to invade western Europe sucessfully (after 1948, anyway), much less the US mainland, and their only defense against us was the threat of a massive nuclear first-or-retaliatory strike. The Soviets attempted to dominate the world by supporting "wars of liberation" waged by local communistic movements and by the subversion of western institutions. Their progeny are still very active in western nations today.

The Soviet Union was an institutionalized lie: the local party apparatchiks lied to Moscow, the local collective farmers lied to Moscow, and Moscow lied to the masses. Coincidentally, their threats of nuclear doom were mostly lies and/or bluster as well. After their fall, we discovered that their military infrastructure was crumbling, and their supply system could NOT have sustained much of a deployment outside their European borders. Look at what happened to them in a pi$$ant country like Afghanistan. Even their strategic forces were in a pitiful state of disarray. It is estimated that only about 30% of their strategic forces could effectively respond if called to action. Granted that this would have been enough to devastate the US (and with our retaliation; the world); they knew this as well as we did.

My point is that the USSR was more a nightmare than a real threat; politicians on both sides of the Cold War used this threat to further their own agendas.


28 posted on 07/27/2005 10:42:42 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

We agree.


29 posted on 07/27/2005 10:44:36 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: CHARLITE

The Islamofacist's blew up Buddhist statues from the 3rd centruy A.D., I feel no sympathy for them. Tom's statement was for the good because it has gotten the Muslim world to start thinking about consequences.


30 posted on 07/27/2005 10:47:01 PM PDT by John Lenin (Hillary Clinton: Voted 6th most evil person of the last millennium)
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To: EagleUSA

Case in point: Tom voted AGAINST CAFTA. FOR AMERICA.

Let's see the President do that. Yeah, right. Go ahead, Jorge, sign that sell out plan. I can see the Costa Rican farmers lining up for their brand new Hummers right now.


31 posted on 07/27/2005 10:48:09 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: txflake
I'm glad he had the cajones to finally say out loud what alot of us were also saying. If the terrorist want to utterly destroy our country....

Asia's too crowded, Europe's too old, Africa is way too hot, and Canada's too cold. Boom goes London and boom parie` more room for you and more room for me.....They all hate us anyway.

32 posted on 07/27/2005 10:48:10 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: nicmarlo

I'll send him one tomorrow. Thanks for putting that idea in my head.


33 posted on 07/27/2005 10:49:20 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: CHARLITE
Hezbolla salutes. Go to This page.
34 posted on 07/27/2005 10:52:34 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: EagleUSA

If the so Called Moderate adherants to Islam
are unwilling or unable to Clean their own house.
Follow Tom's Suggestion. At the Height of the Hadj,
Airburst a W-91 SRAM-T over the Ka'aba.


35 posted on 07/27/2005 10:57:42 PM PDT by hummahumma
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To: pbrown
Particular thing about Islam: you NEVER see any reformists.

Have you ever heard of any Muslim group break off as progressives from the cult? Call for ANY type of reform?

No, you haven't, and as we speak Iraqi women are duly upset as they are facing the old dress code of covering up, per the new constitution in Iraq.

36 posted on 07/27/2005 10:58:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: msnimje
You know what else needs to be hammered home to the Jihadees?

The United States has the power TODAY to totally obliterate every last one of them.

....sounded so good to me, I had to see it again!

37 posted on 07/27/2005 10:59:21 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (Thank You GOD for watching over me.)
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To: CHARLITE
Thanks for posting that.

Tancredo '08!
38 posted on 07/27/2005 11:00:13 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: txflake
No, you haven't, and as we speak Iraqi women are duly upset as they are facing the old dress code of covering up, per the new constitution in Iraq.

That makes my blood boil. The women in Iraq are being pushed back to the 12th century.

39 posted on 07/27/2005 11:03:34 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: King Prout

YES


40 posted on 07/27/2005 11:03:50 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: datura

ROTFLMAO


41 posted on 07/27/2005 11:04:30 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: CHARLITE

BTTT


42 posted on 07/27/2005 11:05:33 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: SweetCaroline
The United States has the power TODAY to totally obliterate every last one of them.

Maybe a display of this ability at the next hadj would drive this point home!

Kill A Commie For Mommie
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

43 posted on 07/27/2005 11:08:09 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black send it back." Homer's guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: international american
try this
44 posted on 07/27/2005 11:08:27 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: King Prout

To Young Muslims in America,

Talk is cheap.

If you want me to believe you are my countrymen, you must do more than talk.

You must turn out your radicals and hand them over to the police.

You must audiotape and videotape your radicals, gathering the necessary evidence for convicting them of treason, sedition, insurrection, and lesser criminality.

You must repudiate jihad utterly, uniformly, unambiguously, and without loophole or equivocation.

Ultimately, you must confess to the sins of scripture in your odious creed, and denounce them, literally tearing out those passages in the Koran and Hadith which promulgate the eternal war of Islam against all others... Tear them out and feed them to swine, so that we may begin to believe you do not hold them to be sacred.

Until you do these things, there is no chance at all that anyone familiar with your creed and its advocacy of infiltration, deception, and treachery will ever believe in your sincerity.

So shut up and do these things, or do them not and be known for the enemy-within you are.

in cordial disdain,
America


Ver friggin batim !!


45 posted on 07/27/2005 11:10:37 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: international american

*bows*


46 posted on 07/27/2005 11:12:44 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: King Prout

Best statement I have seen in sometime. Kudos oh worshipfull master : )


47 posted on 07/27/2005 11:15:48 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: CHARLITE
Go Tancredo. Ronald Reagan I miss you. Men with balls.
48 posted on 07/27/2005 11:16:14 PM PDT by fish hawk (hollow points were made to hold pig lard)
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To: CHARLITE

"And once again, liberals, terrorist sympathizers..."

Call them what they are, Islamist copperheads acting as a fifth column for the terrorists.


49 posted on 07/27/2005 11:23:17 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: TheOtherOne

"We have the ability but not the will to do anything.

When we have the will, will we still have the ability?"

Sharon said, Israel's enemies lack the means, but have the will to destroy the Jews.

Israel has the means, but lacks the will to destroy her enemies.

He said the outcome would be decided by who got there first.


50 posted on 07/27/2005 11:28:17 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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