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Those who believe that our nation’s war on terror has made us more vulnerable, and made us a bigger target, would do well to read this mornings article on statements issued by Hamas’ new leader. After their leadership issued veiled threats against the United States, Abdel Aziz Rantisi has made a point to state unequivocally that their only target is Israel.

Why would he backtrack so quickly, even while anger over the death of Ahmed Yassin is still high? I would think even President Bush’s biggest haters know in their hearts, even if they won’t admit it, that the reason is, quite simply, our leaders have shown the world that we mean business. Hamas sees what we have done to the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the Baathists, and they know they would be next if we perceive them as a threat.

Posted by Rob B. at March 24, 2004 9:22 AM