The Morning Call, Friday, October 6, 2006
In an opinion piece by Albert Sproule, assistant professor of criminal justice at DeSales University, and former FBI agent and member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he states that the most potent weapon the United States has to fight terrorism is not the CIA's "program" of interrogation of terrorist suspects, as stated by President Bush, but rather our adherence to ideas of freedom and liberty." Sproule quotes Colin Powell who said recently, "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism." He also emphasizes the need to "once again be a role model in a world desperately in need of one." Sproule refers to a March 2005 opinion piece by Thomas Friedman in which he mentions the book, An American Way of War, by David Hackett Fischer. Fischer writes about the country's beginnings and George Washington, his soldiers, and the citizens who fought with them and how they chose "a policy of humanity that aligned the conduct of the war with the values of the Revolution. They set a high example, and we have much to learn from them."
Press Release: Use liberty, freedom to fight terrorism | Posted on: 10/6/2006
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