Time to awake, U.S.

Rip Van Winkle awoke after 20 years, according to the famous tale.

Internationally, America has been sleeping for almost six years - since 2009. The death by beheading of James Foley at the hands of ISIS was so gruesome that television has declined to show it. But if this monstrous event helps awaken the sleeping giant - our country - Mr. Foley's death will not have been entirely in vain.

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