Today I was thinking about Leon Klinghoffer, while reading about the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Khobar Towers and resulting murders of our troops there.
The first time that terrorism became real for me was the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists. Leon Klinghoffer and his wife were aboard, celebrating their anniversary. The terrorists killed this wheelchair-bound man, and then threw both Mr. Klinghoffer and his wheelchair overboard.
The horrendous nature of the crime, the total disregard for human life, has repeated itself over and over again in the 21 years since Leon Klinghoffer's murder.
We must crack down on anyone -- the New York Times, American sympathizers and apologists -- who makes it easier for terrorists to murder innocent civilians and soldiers.
Terrorists will never be rehabilitated. The answer is simple. We have to kill them before they kill us.