This essay was printed in the Times-News Monday, October 9 2006
In this War on Terror it is interesting to note the demands made by the other side. We know what terrorist want because they have consistently stated their demands and grievances in videos, audio tapes, letters, declarations, and websites.
A consistent theme is their demand that the
If we were to end our support of these free nations, as the radicals demand, terrorists will use the vacuum created by an American retreat to gain control of a country, a base from which to launch attacks and conduct their war against non-radical Muslim governments.
This terrorist victory, and the control of a nation, will, the radicals believe, enable them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region.
The former terrorist leader in