As we approach our new war, unlike any other time in history, America has the extra burden of unmasking and unearthing the enemies and their collaborators. It is vitally important that we do not limit our objective to the apprehension and elimination of one person or one group or one ethnicity or one country.
Until we find out exactly who all are involved, everyone is a suspect and we must stay vigilant against more surprises and sneak attacks.
On Sept. 11, war was declared through the actions of the perpetrators forcing what will be remembered as the most aggressive assault of terrorism and sabotage the world has witnessed and survived.
Now is the time for the United States to shed our first names and nicknames and fake names and unite under our proper name - Americans. The lives that have been lost will pale beside the loss of life yet to come, for retaliation and retribution are inevitable and incalculable.
The monstrous spirit of war is almost upon us and it will test to the limit our spirit of resolve and commitment to rid the world of evildoers ...
The planet is not large enough to hide them, and may God have mercy on their soul.
Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.