Sunday, November 26, 2006

kidnapping our way to victory

we have a problem.

the insurgency in iraq is not only refusing to be beat militarily, it's also in the black. meanwhile, we're running deficits and have an enormous national debt. the insurgency is not just holding its own against the u.s. on the battlefield, it's kicking our ass in the accounting department. how can we deal with this new front on the war on terrorism?

over past 5 years many have argued that the u.s. government has infringed on civil liberties in the name of fighting the war on terror. but the enemy doesn't care about civil liberties. bin laden doesn't wait for a warrant before he listens in on our 1-900 calls. no jury ordered a death sentence for the victims of 9/11. the bush administration clearly explained to the american people that civil liberties must be balanced against security. that means that sometimes civil liberties must give way. sometimes to beat a terrorist, you gotta use the terrorists own methods against them. if we tie our hands, then our hands will be tied.

which brings me back to this financial thing. everyone's running a deficit these days! how do those insurgents buck the trend?
The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, connivance by corrupt Islamic charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded.
if we are gonna win the financial war on terror, we need to adopt the methods of the terrorists. sure the bush administration has kidnapped people, but what good is that unless you demand a ransom?

bush needs to start a national kidnapping drive and he must remember to demand a ransom too. we have some of the wealthiest people in the world here. this place is a potential kidnapping gold mine. and yet civil libertarians claim that kidnapping innocent civilians somehow violates their civil rights! if the terrorists win and ayman al-zawahiri became president of the united states, do you think he would respect human rights?

if we're gonna win the financial front of the war on terror, bush needs to start terrorizing more people.