Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Heart of the Matter

"There is no separating our national security and our economic prosperity — they are interdependent."

Almost forgotten in the angst over such political hot potatoes as unemployment, the deficit, illegal immigration, and the healthcare debacle is the root cause of danger to the survival of the United States. What Andrew C. McCarthy calls "civilizational jihad" has been waged against us for 31 years, beginning with the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.

In his NRO article, "It's About Sharia," McCarthy shines some much-needed light back onto this powerful danger. Just because it's not on the front page of the newspapers anymore doesn't mean the threat has gone away. In fact, it is perhaps a more perilous time now for our country, distracted as we are by the many controversies swirling within our government. Now is not the time to forget we are at war nor to discount the single-minded focus of the enemy.

Andrew C. McCarthy successfully prosecuted the terrorists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He has rarely changed the subject since. McCarthy understands that, despite all of our current national problems, nothing is more crucial than turning back the Islamists.