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Cowards and traitors

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Submitted by James Biga (United States), Dec 20, 2005 at 13:24

What would have resulted if the 19 hijackers had been stopped from boarding the planes on the morning of September 11th? They would have screamed "profiling" and sued. The ACLU and othe so-called civil rights groups would have came to their defense. They would have won millions. For conversation sake, lets assume that they win 5 million dollars apiece. This amounts to 95 million dollars. They then take this money and buy a suitcase nuke and blow this up in New York city. After the initial shock and anger people would go back to protesting profiling and claiming the government is oppressive and racist against muslims.

This may be a hypothetical situtation, however, based on events of the past 4 years, very much plausible. I do not find any actions of the "pre Sept 11 squealers" as surprising. After all, there were people actually protesting going to war in Afghanistan. We have toppled 2 evil dictatorships and people only remember perverts in Abu Ghraib. Mass graves are found and people are worried about secret CIA prisons. IED's kill daily and we aren's compassionate enough. We have freed approximatly 50 million muslims in our actions but yet we are considered racist against muslims. The same people bad mouthing our sanctions are now saying we should have stuck with the sanctions. The willing ignorance of people is what will destroy us.
We have sat by and watched as our "allies" make binding one sided agreements with the Arab world all so they can "one up" the US. Yes we have made deals with country's and people we shouldn't have. I understand that at the time, it may have been the right thing to do. Now, enough is enough. I often times find myself wanting to put a fence around our country and say to heck with the rest of the world. This is good as a passing thought but doesn't provide longtime security.
It's time for the doublespeakers and cowards to go away. The people we are dealing with don't care anything about American compassion. They consider it a weakness. While we are indecisive, they are acting. A hodgepodge they may be, this doesn't make them any less dangerous.
Mistakes and bad decisions will occur. This must not keep us from achieving our goal. Ted Kennedy should never become the moral compass for our country.
The President is doing the best he can with what he has. Instead of complaining about wiretaps on calls to terrorists, we need to make sure there are no terrorists to call. I really don't care if the rest of the world likes us. They like our money when we are bailing them out of some national tragedy. It's about time we start assigning conditions to the aid we supply. If they aren't lived up to, they don't receive further aid. Let the Europeans deal with the agreements they have made with attrocitizers. The Euro-Arab dialogues prove their idiocy and their own self-hate. We should not be dragged, or get ourselves, into it.
Old school thought: "If you don't like it here, leave, take the coward politicians with you".
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