Draft of a letter
to the editor for the widely-circulated Star-Ledger
will the United States fight the “War on Terrorism?” Pretty much the
way we fought the war on Soviet Communism; cozying up to a
theocracy here, embracing a military dictatorship there,
sure the few ruling third world “haves” have a little more.
President Bush warns the American people that this war could last a
or more, he is also telling his corporate buddies, “Times might
lean now, partners, but there’s a bonanza right over them there
And so there is, as the military-industrial complex gears up once
for the purpose of rescuing a failing economy.
is a menace to our way of life. But we
cannot speak the truth
the two-thirds of the globe who do not share it even marginally:
there’s simply not enough SUVs, food, medicine, malls, and barrels
oil to go around. However, there are always plenty of guns and bombs
all who join us.
no matter. “God is on our side,” even if
just to help load new DVD
into our cars and new cruise missiles
on to our warships.
Islam itself will ultimately defeat Islamic terrorists and radical
who have first and foremost terrorized and oppressed
Muslims. By isolating and driving these apostates and their
beliefs from the Islamic world, Muslims
might also discover the
and unity to overcome the bin Ladens and the Sadaams, and
exploitative, immoral economic and cultural domination, and to
so with enlightened, democratic governments
of their own creation.
Christianity and Judaism share one fundamental
goal: To live
according to the will of the God Who is One.
angels of three faiths are the real “sleeping giants.”