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Staight talking John Howard

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Afghanistan crucial to terrorism fight, Howard says

JOHN HOWARD: Maxine, these people are opposed to what we believe in and what we stand for, far more than what we do. If you imagine that you can buy immunity from fanatics by curling yourself in a ball, apologising for the world - to the world - for who you are and what you stand for and what you believe in, not only is that morally bankrupt, but it's also ineffective. Because fanatics despise a lot of things and the things they despise most is weakness and timidity. There has been plenty of evidence through history that fanatics attack weakness and retreating people even more savagely than they do defiant people.

Read the whole interview - that sounds like a man talking sense.

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"As long as (Bush and Blair) keep saying that these people are attacking us for who we are and what we believe in, rather than what we do, we are never going to form a strategy with which they can be defeated."

Mike Scheuer, Chief, bin-Laden Unit, CIA - 1996 - 1999

You pays yer money...

perhaps the fanatics just like easy targets, given that they dont have the guts to stand and fight for what they want to impose on us, the liberal/socialist weak and timid are no threat to them. I have been called a redneck by a Canadian liberal (funny thing to call a londoner?) so I must be doing something right.

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