Monday, April 4, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives by William Bennett with Seth Leibsohn

Subtitle: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam, Thomas Nelson Publishers.

William Bennett is a conservative political pundit and author of a number of patriotic-themed books such as America: The Last Best Hope. The publisher describes the book's theme this way: "Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered."

Do you remember where you were on 9-11-2001? Do you recall how you felt in the days following that tragedy? Members of Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol and sang "God Bless America." President Bush stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center and told the people, "I can hear you." And, America launched its War on Terror to bring the perpetrators to justice. We were together then, resolved to do justice and win the war.

Almost ten years later, some of us don't even realize that the war has not ended. We seem to have lost our will to obtain justice for the 9/11 victims and to protect ourselves from the terror threat.  Bin Laden is still at large. The perpetrators in custody have not been prosecuted. We seem more interested in not offending Muslims than in protecting ourselves.

Bennett begins with the Fort Hood incident and describes the peculiar treatment the Army gave the investigation. From there, he cites one incident after another where we seem to have lost our will to "call a spade a spade." Bennett's narrative is backed up with facts supported by extensive notes and a detailed index. I recommend this book to every American who is concerned about the future of our country. Whether you consider yourself conservative or liberal, you owe it to yourself, your children, and your grandchildren to read this book and take its message to heart. We are indeed in the fight of our lives.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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