"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
What does this mean? I ran across a story the other day; where terrorists' leaders responsible in the planning, proclaimed the 'London Massacre' to be the work Al-qaeda's 'Next Generation.' Upon pursuing the story further, I came across a plethora of information stemming back to last year regarding this new generation of terror. This new generation should be scoffed and scorned in and by various outlets; however, it is treated as though we should just give up, tuck our tails and retreat back to suburbia because there is no way to win against these resolute cowards. Personally, this sounds the alarm that we have won the first phase of the War on Terror. [Given, Reagan was to busy fighting World War III to manage terrorists (though he did a pretty good job of doing such.....just ask Libya), Bush I handled Saddam and we all know President Clinton's record with our National Security (i.e. he was to busy sending our AG to burn compounds in Waco or send the AG out to Montana to harass our own citizens back in the 90s to worry about National Security)]. So, it is given and understood, we have not concerned ourselves with fighting the terrorists until 9/11. So, in as a little as 4 years, the United States has managed to decimate Al-Qaeda to the point that they are relying primarily on the "Next Generation." We should feel privileged and continue to feel blessed every day by having leaders such as President Bush and Prime Minister Blair. The attacks on 7/7 should serve as a reminder of our resolve. THe British understand, you could see the resolve in the British as has always been the case with that strong nation. Rest assured, that we shall stand with you, just as you have been with us in this fight. Let us bring about the Next Greatest Generation...... A quote from Edmund Burke is quite fitting for our present circumstances; "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."