Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, September 14, 2001
Too bad that we have to re-learn these lessons. Pan-Am 103 over Lockerbie wasn't enough. The Marine barracks in Lebanon wasn't enough. Numerous other terrorist acts committed in the name of Allah aren't enough. When are we going to get serious about fighting an enemy that hates us and our way of life?
It had better be now. More than money, it takes leadership and resolve. These people don't care about dying or imprisonment. They see that as martyrdom. So let's make them martyrs, taking them out before they hit us. That used to be called self-defense. It should be again.