Argument: Israeli assault on Hamas upholds liberty globally
Benjamin Netanyahu. "Militant Islam Threatens Us All". Wall Street Journal. January 7, 2009: "We fight to defend ourselves, but in so doing we are also fighting a fanatical ideology that seeks to reverse the course of history and throw the civilized world back into a new dark age. The struggle between militant Islam and modernity -- whether fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, India or Gaza -- will decide our common future. It is a battle we cannot afford to lose."