It's been 6 years now since nearly 3,000 innocent civilians from all walks of life in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and in a field near Somerset, Pennsylvania were terminated by Islamofascists who glory in their contempt for human life and Western-style democracy. Most Americans today remember that day in the way that most older Americans must have remembered December 7, 1941.
Such dates are a beginning and an end. The beginning of a protracted battle against the enemies of democracy and civilization. And the end of life as we knew it prior to such a cataclysmic event.
The best way to prevent another such event is to terminate not only the lives of those who would perpetrate such deeds, but the underlying philosophy that drives them on. As we witness the Idiotarian attacks on General Petraeus this week, let's try to remember: it's the general and our brave soldiers in the field who are defending Western democracy, no matter how bad things might look at the moment.
The childish adolescents of all ages who've been throwing stones at the general while "supporting our troops" are going to have a lot of explaining to do in the coming months and years. They and their ilk are courting another 9/11. The troops they "support" are doing their best to prevent it.
(BTW: Don't be surprised if the General becomes a candidate for President at some point in the future. At some point, Americans will feel a compelling need for this kind of integrity at the helm. The kind of integrity that is becoming scarce in the Nation's Capital. You heard it here first.)