We weren’t nuanced. We weren’t worried about whose feeling we hurt. In case you think I’m remembering it wrong, here are the front pages from just four U.S. newspapers. Kind of hard to dismiss the Hartford Courant and USA Today as vile right wing hate mongers.
We saw it clearly that day. They mean to kill or convert us all. They attacked the best they knew how. If they could have done more, killed more, destroyed more, they would have. If they could do it better today, they would. It’s hard to think that there are people out there that believe in a god that will reward them for killing themselves if they take a few of the hated infidels with them. Easier to go back to sleep and figure it won’t happen in your lifetime.
We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.