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Published: Saturday, Sept. 22 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

What a load of delusional nonsense!

First, they cling to the discredited story that the Libyan terrorist attack was some sort of demonstration over an utterly contemptible video. (The producers of which are equally protected under our Constitution to make as the writers of nonsensical editorials are to blather, or commentors to comment!)

Second, they ignore the reality that a huge number (albeit small percentage) of Muslims are imbued with the notion of Jihad and simply hate Americans and the west and all Infidels and consider it their religious duty to kill them. Slick speaking diplomats will do nothing to change their minds.

The only way to defend our country and its people against an enemy who considers themselves at war against us is to defeat them by force. Such was the case when we refused to pay "tribute" to the Barbary pirates circa 1800 and sent the Marines to destroy the pirates lair in Tripoli. For close to 200 years that sufficed to keep attacks on Americans at bay.

For 3 years, our self-imposed doctrine of weakness, conciliation and fear has resulted in increased terrorist attacks and murders of our citizens.

The editorial's polices are wrong!

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

So how do we defeat a large number that is a small percentage scattered across the world by force? They don't have a country, or a uniform. How are Iraq and Afghanistan going these days? Yeah, it would be great if we could just go to one place, attack and defeat the enemy, and be done with it. But the good old days are gone. New strategies are needed.

Wonder
Provo, UT

@DN Subsciber -- I think the administration was waiting to get the facts before declaring it a terrorist attack. They are now saying that it was. It's part of that not rushing to judgement thing. With respect to your comment that Obama's policies have led to "increased terrorist attacks and murders of our citizens," yes, I agree it is indefensible that 4 Americans were killed in this attack. I can only imagine the outrage you must have expressed against the Reagan administration when terrorists killed over 200 Marines in one attack and the Bush administration when thousands of Americans were killed by terrorists on 9/11.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

An eye for an eye leaves the world blind.

I'm still waiting for a tea-partier to step up and claim they would stand by quietly while muslim countries built military bases in the Untied States.

Now why do you expect people in the middle east to be happy about our military bases there ?

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