Monday, December 28, 2015

Political correctness may kill us -- literally

In the war on terrorism, we in the West may be our own worst enemies.
The political correctness of many of our leaders and opinion-makers could bury us.
Al-Qaida, ISIS, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and many other terror organizations want the death of as many of us as possible or our forcible conversion to their particularly brutal strain of Islam.
They dream of a worldwide caliphate in which all free people are subjugated to a Salafist dictatorship under sharia law.
But ISIS and the others are only a threat to the West so long as we permit them to exist.
The armies of the West could fairly easily destroy ISIS and drive it out of Syria and Iraq.
The military mission, at least, would be relatively easy
The problem is finding the institutional will to confront ISIS on the ground, not simply from the air.
Politically and diplomatically, expelling ISIS is more difficult.
It will be hard to convince western voters to send infantry and tanks into the Middle East – again. 

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