Sunday, August 19, 2007

Where To Go?

The thing that bothers me about the "War on Terror" is that we ourselves are going to be part of the problem for a long time to come.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBarack Obama stated that he believes we need to go where the terrorists are. He was under fire recently for suggesting we attack terrorist strongholds in Pakistan. But I think we've created a big, ugly monster in our own country. It's a credibility problem caused not so much by pure lies, but also by a segment of our culture that thrives on the whole idea of Conspiracy Theories and the like. It's rather simplistic, but suppose tomorrow, the Iranian military sailed right up to the coast and was preparing to launch a series of nuclear missiles. Through good fortune, our own military is ready and crushes the attempt, and the whole thing is captured on film for the world to see.

There will be at least three reactions from people, aside from the rational one. 1. Some people will say we somehow deserve to be attacked. 2. Others will say that the Iranians weren't really planning an attack and 3. Those who will say that the whole thing was staged, and that it's just the American Government starting trouble for oil.

And I don't care what happens on this planet. If our country does come under attack, unless the leader of some country stands up and openly declares war on the USA, we are screwed. The armchair quarterbacking in our country has been taken to a completely new level. If we track the attackers to, say, Pakistan and go in there, the AQ's will say we should be in Afghanistan. If we chase them to Afghanistan, the AQ's will be standing there saying how they would have gone right into Iran.

And God help us if there's a major attack if and while there's a Democrat in the Oval Office. Any sane person would be completely hesitant to act, because of the thrashing Bush has taken. I mean if there's a Republican president, well, business as usual.


  1. To me it's just plain sad that there are people who don't see this as a threat to us. Wake up and smell the WMD's's real.

    Unfortunately Bush has gotten a lot of flack for his efforts....too much flack. I pray the next person to take the Oval Office also takes it seriously.

  2. ok, 2 questions:
    1) Are you saying that the war, even in hindsight, was and is still, a good idea?
    2) What exactly to you think we should do if we are attacked again? Or how do you think we could prevent it? (oh...without killing innocent people, inluding our troops)

    I've yet to hear a Republican NOR a Democrat answer that one to my satisfaction.

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