Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Terrorist Attack at U.S. Embassy in Damascus

Four men shouting Islamic slogans tried to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Tuesday morning, but their car bomb failed to explode and Syrian guards killed three of them in a shootout. The fourth attacker survived and was being interrogated. Eleven Syrians were injured and one of Syria's anti-terrorism forces was killed in the attack.

The attack on the day after Patriot Day reminds us of the on-going effort to fight the GWOT. We cannot fall back on our laurels one minute. Fighting this war at home and abroad is a given. Appeasement is not an option.

What is appeasement? Harvard allowing ex-Iranina President Mohammed Khatami to speak on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That's like having Joseph Goebbels speak at Harvard in 1939 on advances in medical science.

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