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Sunday, August 08, 2004

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Deep thought provocation

The Belmont Club published an article today titled What if we win? (well worth the read) in which he examines the writings of several people who attempt to ponder the what's next questions of "after the war is won". In his typical fashion, covering wide ranging topics and displaying a broad grasp of both the writings and the issues, he boils the entire argument down to this.
It would be absurd to conclude that the war on terror is waged to make the world safe for nihilism. That would almost equal Robert Fisk's declaration, upon being beaten by a Muslim mob that "if I had been them, I would have attacked me." For where the mind can find no purchase it must ground its postulates in the simplest of things.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
We fight in the end not to disbelieve but for the right to believe again -- and trust that we may find our way.