Terrorists have been sending us a litany of messages for years, but we've steadfastly refused to listen. They've hijacked aircraft after aircraft; they've bombed so many embassies it's not even surprising when they bomb another. They were responsible for killing American soldiers and responsible for detonating explosives into an American naval vessel.
They have murdered men, women, children and babies — did so willingly, gleefully and will continue their murdering rampages until the little darlings have their tickets punched, once and for all.
On Sept. 11, they sent us a message — their strongest yet; special delivery on four hijacked jetliners, in the process murdering thousands of innocent victims: "We hate you! We will destroy you!"
Had those 19 religious fanatics had weapons of mass destruction in their hands we would not be counting our dead in the thousands: We would be counting our dead in the millions! Think about it for a moment. It is a sobering and disturbing thought.