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Yesterday’s deadly bombings in London provide a stunning reminder that the civilized world is at war against barbaric extremists who use terror as their primary weapon.
Consider the ironic timing of the attacks, when world leaders were beginning a series of meetings primarily to solidify plans to expand aid to developing nations. Civilized, freedom loving people seek to help their needy neighbors. Terrorists, on the other hand, kill innocent people and attempt to create chaos in a perverse quest to force their way of life on others.
Clearly, it is time for a renewed worldwide commitment to combating terrorism!
Unfortunately, in the years since 9-11, there has been a softening of resolve among many toward the war on terror, fueled largely by impatience with perplexing and tedious events in Iraq.
Whatever one’s views of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, let’s not forget the insidious objectives of Osama Bin Laden and like-minded extremists who would compel others to comply with their rigid beliefs.
What happened in London reaffirms the very essence of the war on terror. It underscores the utter need for solidarity in a battle that unfortunately will be difficult and long. In KSL’s view, a renewed, ongoing resolve is essential if the war is to be won.