The Reality of Evil and the Men and Women of Munich
by Newt Gingrich
The news report came about mid-week. Maybe you saw it.
The Associated Press reported that terrorists in Iraq have passed an unthinkable threshold: They used two children to disguise a car bomb.
The car was waved through a checkpoint by American soldiers who could not imagine that children would be in a car filled with explosives. When the terrorists got to their target, they got out of the car and ran. They left the children behind in the car, and then blew it up.
There is a word for people who put children in a car to be blown up. The word is evil.
It's Important That We Say It: Our Enemies Are Evil
When I travel around the country speaking to groups of Americans, I often tell the story of a couple arrested last year in Great Britain. They were arrested on the suspicion that they were going to use their eight-month-old baby to smuggle a bomb onto an airplane. They were apparently going to disguise the bomb as baby food. And they were perfectly happy to kill their baby just as long as they killed some Americans in the process.
There is a word for people like this. (... read more)