The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do thing. (Edmond Burke) Or for selfish people to obstruct those who are trying to do the right thing. This book probes the Islamic fanatics' end game - convert or die, they tell the West. The fanatics see our very success as a mortal threat to their own perverted version of the pure Islam world over which they thirst to rule. But the book also probes the feckless French and foolish liberals who are so wrapped up in their own agendas that they stand between forceful leadership and the real enemy at the gates. Bin Laden is perfectly willing to brainwash his followers into sacrificing their lives for the illusion of eternal paradise. Not that Bin Laden and his chief lieutenants are ready to die for their cause just yet. They want others to die so that they can live out their fantasies of a world converted in their image. How does he get away with it? By skillfully preying on the weaknesses of others, including the short-sighted who are blinded by their greed, cowardice or folly. This is where the feckless French and foolish liberals come in. As the book explains, tyrants like Saddam Hussein suit the fanatic Islamists' ambitions perfectly. All of this and more were staring the feckless French and foolish liberals in the face. But they turned a blind eye. At a crucial point in the history, they chose a course even worse then doing thing. They obstructed decisive action against the growing cancer to serve their own agendas. In their own way and for their own selfish reasons, the French (along with other European elites) and the liberal establishment have trouble dealing with decisive assertions of U.S. power. They want to bring the United States down to a level that is indistinguishable from any other country. In a world of moral ambivalence that the feckless French and the foolish liberals are used to inhabiting, the United States government is less to blame for what happened on September 11th than the terrorists and dictators who support them. This book connects the dots in the concerted strategy to fight the War on Terror that the liberals and French refuse to see and explains how George Bush's decision to remove Saddam Hussein after twelve years of inaction on the part of the United Nations was an essential part of that strategy
The author, Joseph A. Klein, has just written this pithy, fact-filled book with the intriguing title The Foolish, The Feckless and The Fanatic: Liberals and French Babble While U.S. Leads Battle Against Terrorism. Klein is a practicing attorney who has dealt with and written about the legal and public policy issues relating to global competition, technology and privacy. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Rochester and Cum Laude graduate of the Harvard Law School. Klein felt compelled to write this book to rebut the gross distortions of the liberal and French obstructionists in their diatribes against President Bush's policies in Iraq. As he has remarked, Al Franken says that he is all about 'truth to power, baby'. The only problem is that Franken, Kerry, Gore, Jacques Chirac and the rest of that crowd are in a state of complete denial. They are afraid of a decisive leader who is willing to confront the raw truth of the evil fanatic terrorists and their state sponsors that we face and who will actually use the full power of the United States to defeat them.