To the Editor:
Re “The Illusion of Success in Iraq,” [Sept. 17]:
Who is Osama Bin Laden trying to kid? If every single U.S. citizen converted to Islam, the jihadists would still hate us—for something. They are jealous of our freedom and prosperity.
What the fanatics of terrorism desire is to take these things away from us—not to have us join some other religion.
They don’t even realize it would be a hollow conquest if they won. Factions are truly victorious when they build people up, elevating them to a higher level of societal goodness, not when they destroy them. We can only pray for Bin Laden’s soul and hope for his failure.
Cedar Hills, Utah