Islamic fundamentalists and providing arms and training. The USA calls them
"moderates" when yesterday they were call AQ and terrorists. Our War of Terror
is operated by the Military Industrial Complex for profit. Same as the War on Drugs.
Look at Libya, fer Krissakes, and remember that the rabble screwing that Nation up
is our rabble. Hell, we even have our own CIA General Hafter aspiring to a leadership
position in that Nation. Now that they have robbed that bank for $100 billion, maybe
he'll be able to buy more "moderate" Islamic Fundamentalists, don't you think? Has
he already negotiated his OIL deal with Chevron and ExxonMobil?
back in the day, they used to have wartime tax rates. i think that we should go back to that system, and the increases should be significant. shared sacrifice. i would guess that policy might make a lot of people more hesitant in supporting a constant state of war.
If we are going to go to war, let's declare it. And let's go with overwhelming force and do whatever we have to do to achieve unconditional surrender. And then give whoever we conquered their country back after they have set up a government and policies to our liking. If there is no way to do that, we shouldn't go at all. The terrorists have infinite time and infinite patience. All they have to do is hide out until the American people once again become too war weary to continue and so we don't finish anything. We just stop fighting the war. We've been doing that since Korea. And utlimately we leave divided countries or situations little or no better than they were to begin with.
And I sure as heck am no lefty.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776