On the same day, we also asked ourselves about what had been done and what had not been done to prevent the same--or maybe even a larger tragedy--and to provide to the American people the protection that they deserve.
There are no doubts, that during the last year, the U.S. national security system has improved dramatically and, in the near future, it will be restored to a level that will provide Americans necessary defense against terrorism. The power and capability of Al-Qa'ida and other terrorist groups have been seriously undermined worldwide and the process of the terrorist cells' destruction will continue.
The war on terrorism has not ended, of course, and the major evil of our times, the danger from which has been all but ignored by America's Liberal politicians for nearly a decade, is still alive and could bring new acts of terror to the civilized world.
The final elimination of this danger cannot be accomplished in months. It will require years of hard work, especially because the terrorists and their sponsors and suppliers took advantage of the time allowed them by the Liberals' failure to act.
However, the process of eliminating the terrorist threat would be much faster if Presi- dent Bush had more support domestically from our Liberals, who still play their own pre- election political games, and internationally from our friends and allies, especially from those nations whose leaders pretend to be our new partners in the anti-terrorist coalition.
Unfortunately, their support is limited and controversial, and many of our socalled partners are looking out for their own strategic interests and political benefits, ignoring the dangers of terrorism.
We are grateful to the German and other European pilots whose aircraft patrolled U.S. air space at a time when the American military was busy with the war against Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban. We are also very appreciative of the allied troops and special services whose servicemen sufficiently supported the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere during the "Year of 9/11."
However, Germany has currently hardened its opposition to a potential U.S. strike on Iraq, saying it will pull a crucial nuclear, chemical and biological investigation unit out of Kuwait if America attacks. And a month ago, a disagreement with the U.S.A. over Iraq weighed heavily on an informal meeting in Denmark of European Union foreign ministers, who reaffirmed their support for U.N.-led efforts to persuade Saddam Hussein to re-admit arms inspectors.
If this dissension is going on among America's traditional friends, what can we expect in the way of cooperation among our other partners in the socalled "wide" anti-terrorist coalition?
For example, the situation with Russia,a new partner, looks as if September 11 never happened. After the announcement of a $40 billion cooperation deal with Iraq, the sale of five nuclear reactors to Iran and the recent visit of North Korea's "great leader" to Russia's Far East, it looks as if the Kremlin is returning to the former Soviet Union's position as patron saint of the nations constituting President Bush's "axis of evil."
The same strange situation can be seen in U.S. relations with Red China, which is using the current situation to prepare its military for war against America, in U.S. ties with our Arab "friends," whose regimes are seeking to advance their own causes and maintain relationships with sponsors of international terrorists, and with some other terrorist-friendly nations.
On Friday, September 9, when British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that his country was prepared to shed blood to topple Saddam Hussein, President Bush's call for military action was rebuffed by leaders of Russia, China, and France.
However, Washington has spent a lot of time and resources to build a socalled "wide" coalition from different nations that follow their own goals and purposes--goals and purposes which contradict America's strategic interests.
There is no doubt that America will win the war on terror. But if we want to win the war faster, we have to ask our leaders to concentrate American resources, which are not unlimited, on the major targets and goals, particularly on building up an anti-terrorist coalition from nations that are our real friends and partners.
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