It is sad to say that many people do not want to live in peace with the world. According to Pastor John Hagee and his Christian Arab converts on his talk shows, there are more than 100 million out of the 1-billion-plus Muslims who are jihadists. This is a conservative number.
If I were president and anything like 9-11 happened again, I would give the Arab world, as a whole, an ultimatum: Live in peace or die in your sands. If no peace was reached after the first attack, one city would be destroyed with a tactical nuclear weapon. If there was a retaliation, then the next city would fall. The Japanese learned quickly. I would do this to the extent such that their population would need a millennium to come back to present population levels. This is harsh, but you must understand they want all non-Muslims dead or converted.
Their mind-set is not tolerable in today's world. Reagan had Star Wars right, but for the wrong reasons today. Iran and North Korea are the large threats. We need the buffer that Star Wars affords. A great military affords peace.
Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.