WHY WE’RE LOSING TO RADICAL ISLAM

WHY WE’RE LOSING TO RADICAL ISLAM

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Fourteen years after 9/11, we still lack a strategy. Congress should lead with hearings on the enemy and how to prevail.

By Newt Gingrich | The Wall Street Journal

newtThe United States has been at war with radical Islamist terrorism for at least 35 years, starting with the November 1979 Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and taking of 52 American hostages. President Jimmy Carter , in his State of the Union address two months later, declared the American captives “innocent victims of terrorism.”

For the next two decades, radical Islamist terrorism grew more powerful and more sophisticated. On Sept. 11, 2001, a remarkably sophisticated effort by Islamist terrorists killed nearly 3,000 Americans in New York City, Washington, D.C., and western Pennsylvania.

In response to the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, President George W. Bush told a joint session of Congress: “Our war on terror begins…

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