"Look, we--I want to say something which is very politically unpopular.
We are caught up in a worldwide war against an irreconcilable enemy who seeks to destroy us and will use nuclear or biological weapons if they can get them.
And they mean literally destroy us.
We had a 12-year-old boy on videotape two weeks ago in Pakistan beheading a man.
We had a couple in Britain in July who were prepared to use their eight-month-old baby to get a bomb on an airplane disguised as baby food.
We're up against a savagery and a ferocity worldwide that we don't understand.
And all I am suggesting is, whether it's Afghanistan, it's Iraq, it's Iran, it is the problems in Syria, it's the 300 people who were killed in Algeria a week ago, the 200 people killed in India a month ago, we had better have a national debate as we did over the Cold War.
We didn't debate over the Cold War about Berlin—the Berlin blockade.
We debated the larger question:
What's the nature of the world? What would it take for the United States to survive and its allies to survive?" (Newt Gingrich on Face the Nation)
We should be having this debate. Let's do it before we lose a city and 100,000 people!
Slowly, but surely, the West is coming to its senses. See The evil we face:
"AN FBI video has revealed in chilling detail how a British terrorist planned to blow a passenger jet out of the sky."