Okay, here’s the thing. There are evil people out there who want to kill us. Conservative Neo-Cons know it, Liberal Democrats know it, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Shinto’s and Pagans know it. No one is saying otherwise, and thank God the British caught this latest plot and it’s perpetrators in time. And there will be others, some who’ll succeed, and everyone knows that too. The big and divisive issue, the real question is… who do we trust to be able to confront these people who hate us so much?
George W. Bush?
Thanks to lies and religion, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice and a Republican dominated Congress have had their chance. As we rapidly approach the 5th anniversary of 9/11, it’s time to seriously ask ourselves that bugaboo question: “Are we safer than we were five years ago?” Half a decade, while certainly not enough to solve a problem that began in the nineteenth century with the British Empire in the Middle East and Africa and really got cooking after WWI, should have been enough to at least figure out an approach. But what have these five years brought us?
The US is bogged down in what started out as a completely pointless and superfluous war in Iraq. For all his evil dictator qualities, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq wasn’t flooded with terrorists indiscriminately bombing and killing civilians. More Iraqi’s are dying daily than Saddam ever killed. Increasingly, due to our lack of attention caused by that war, Afghanistan is slipping from our grasp. There, we turned for help against the Taliban to the Opium Warlords, making an American controlled country the largest supplier of heroin on the planet. Israel and Lebanon are at war; if were strong enough to have an army, Palestine and Israel would be at war as well. Iran, very conscious of the fact that American military forces now reside on two of their borders, are desperately trying to develop atomic weapons.
While there have been no more Al Qaeda attacks in America, across the globe there have been several major ones