SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Saturday, July 16, 2005

WORDS OF A LEADER. Austrialian Prime Minister John Howard answers a reporter's question:

MAXINE McKEW: Prime Minister, if as you say you can't rule out that possibility that we could have potential bombers right here in Australia, what if today's announcement, this redeployment to Afghanistan and our continued presence in Iraq is all the provocation they need?

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.

(Hat Tip: Hugh Hewitt, via Instapundit, via Art Vandalay, via Tim Blair.)

(North Seattle--Green Lake, WA)


  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger (Doxxiegirl) said…

    Good for John Howard! I think he is correct. Running away with our tail between our legs, will only prove to the terrorists that we are as weak minded and pathetic as they think we are.

    Keep fighting the good fight...and dont stop until their gone...


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