Facing Evil

Explosive-packed pressure cookers full of nails and ball bearings in Boston.  An envelope laced with a deadly toxin called Ricin intercepted on its way to a Senator’s office in Washington.  These attacks may have nothing in common except this:

There is evil in the world and we are in its crosshairs.  Our enemies include jihadists who use terror to impose Islam’s supremacist shariah code to psychopaths who simply want to kill and maim.

Evil requires the good, the innocent and the peaceable to rouse themselves to be vigilant, courageous, strong and engaged in their common defense.  We must put aside the illusion that if only we leave the evil alone, they will do the same to us.  It has never been true in the past and it won’t be in the future.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.