I also like and respect my co-hosts with whom I work on a daily basis. What’s great about Chuck and Kelly is their honest discussion of the issues…big and small.
And while it pains me to do so, on this one I have to agree with my frequent “sparring partner”, Mr. Custer—though I’ll try to be a little gentler with my commentary.
READ: From Chuck - "The Terrorists Did NOT Win"
I have a different interpretation of the front page picture on the New York Post. Yes, everyone knows it’s a tabloid that sensationalizes the news on a daily basis. And yes, you could argue the shocking knife-to-the throat photo was intended mainly to sell news papers.
However, I believe the photo—while extremely shocking and disturbing—demonstrates exactly what we, as Americans, as a civilized society, are up against. Sadly, while we in the media are very plugged into the world around us, there are many who may have been in denial about the pure savagery of these Islamofascists—and what they have in mind for us, or anyone else that doesn’t follow their sick, twisted ideology. After all, our country hasn’t been successfully attacked since 9/11. While we’re all grateful for that, I believe too many Americans are back to a pre-9/11 mindset or “comfort zone,” because it was almost 13 years ago.
READ: From Kelly - "The New York Post Has Allowed Evil To Win"
So no, I don’t agree the publishing of the photo is a victory for ISIS—especially if it increases our resolve to fight for the freedoms we cherish, and they hate. They will only win if our government and military doesn’t do enough to wipe them out. I hate to say this, but I fear our president may not possess the leadership or resolve to do what is necessary, that is, bomb them into the stone age.
But that’s a discussion for another day. I would suggest reading New York Post foreign affairs columnist Benny Avni’s article on the James Foley beheading. What he states is the reason why some people need to look at that awful picture and think about where we are in the War on Terror.