[What follows is an unedited temper tantrum]
bq. BREAKING NEWS CIA contractor at Afghanistan detention facility to be indicted in death of prisoner, according to government sources. Details soon.
Stop saying we are just like them. Stop saying we are terrorists. Terrorists do not try to right their wrongs. They reward people for the very act this contractor will be indicted for.
The more I read the more I believe that there are people who do not want to fight the war on terror. There are even people who believe the war on terror does not really exist.
The fact that Iraq and al Qaeda have a long, sordid history together is not something to be swept under the rug just because they didn't combine efforts to bring America down. This isn't a time for the moonbats to be laughing, pointing and saying I told you so
. But they are doing that, just because they feel righteous and smug for having their version of the truth validated, even if they forget that the president never stated that Saddam was in on 9/11.
If you read the report (read statements 15 and 16), you should be, instead of slapping high fives with your fellow liberals, getting chills down your spine.
There was plenty of cooperation between Iraq and al Qaeda. Plenty of connections. The statements, read in their entirety, just support the theory I've been carrying around for years; that terrorists from the Middle East - read as: those who wish to kill Americans and Jews just for the sake of cleansing the world of heathens - are really one large, if loose, organization. They have a common enemy and that in itself gives way to cooperation. Think of these groups as the NFL; training camps, drafts, CEOs, team captains. Do you
want to play them in the Super Bowl? Hardly. Everyone's dead after the first kick, anyhow. So we have to take them out before the season ends. Before they have the chance to play in the big game.
We lost once chance at that already. But that loss prepared us to be ready for what possibly lies ahead. Except there are people who have learned nothing from that loss. There are people who still insist that we are the terrorists, we are the bad guys, we are the team to be defeated.
It's frustrating. It's depressing. These people would rather clap their hands in glee over some partisan bickering and sniping known as the 9/11 hearings than anything else.
It's a damned if you do or damned if you don't world.
Bush decides to invade Iraq. He's damned for it.
If he didn't decide to invade Iraq and Saddam took the opportunity to flaunt his disregard for the U.N. resolutions given him by blowing us - or anyone else - up, Bush would be damned for not paying enough attention to Saddam.
No one shot planes out of the sky on 9/11. Damned.
Yet I distinctly remember in the days after 9/11 many people crying that the criminal Republicans in the White House saved their asses by supposedly shooting down the plane in PA.
Oh and imagine if they did shoot those two NYC bound planes down. Where the hell did you want them to do that? Over a populated region? Imagine the outcry.
So I'm in the pharmacy next to work today and some woman comes running in claiming that "they" blew something up in Brooklyn, it was al Qaeda, they said they would come back and they did, my god they got us again!!! Apparently, crack was on sale half price today. But you know what? For a minute there, before I realized the woman was off her rocker, I was scared. You know why I was scared? Because the war on terror is not over. We have not won yet. This woman's hallucinations are a real, possible scenario made so by the fact that WE.HAVE.NOT.WON.THIS.WAR.YET.
I don't want John Kerry as my president because he will take this war and fight it like it's the job of police officers to fight it. It's not. It is not a law enforcement issue. It is an issue that takes a war like effort to finish off. There are thousands of would be terrorists running around out there and there are plenty of places for them to sign up for terrorist camp this summer. Iran. Libya. Jordan. Iraq. Syria. Just to name a few.
But you go ahead and stick your head back in the sand and pretend that there's not a super dream team of America haters working together right now to bring us down. Keep believing that. Meanwhile, I'll keep hoping that we finish off the whole damn Axis of Evil after we finally get rid of those pesky "insurgents' in Iraq. You know, the ones you think are just fighting for their homeland. Oh sure, they are in a way. They are fighting to keep their homeland a totalitarian, murdering regime, though. Is that what you want? Or do you care? Well, you should because for every regime out there that loves their totalitarianism and murderous henchmen, that's a regime that wants Americans dead. So yea, let them keep going. Let them have their cake and eat it, too. Long live the rogue nations!
Until they blow something up in your
backyard. Then you'll be crying that we didn't do enough, that we failed the war on terror that you claim shouldn't have existed in the first place. There's no pleasing some people.
While I'm in this pissed off mood, let me be frank. If you do not believe that now - today, right in this very moment - that al Qaeda is sleeping with the terrorists in Iraq, you are an idiot. Really. If you have any understanding of terrorist at all, you will clearly understand that they are all on one big dream team now.
I believe in my heart that they will not
get to us. I'm past that. I think the war on terror we are waging right now is a good, just war that is working. But you have to let the right people continue to wage it. Why do you fight against it? Why would
you fight against it?
Yea, I'm repeating this for the 80th time, at least. I don't care. I'm frustrated and out of patience. The 9/11 commission is a joke. A big, shaggy dog joke that only a few are laughing at. The rest of us are practically crying. What is the point? What is the point of it all if no one is going to believe that there are people out to get us, anyhow?
Yea, the world is just this wonderful, flower filled place where everyone just wants what is best for everyone else. Must be nice to live there. But you remind me of the crackhead in the pharmacy. Reality is not your strong suit.
Wake up, America. Just wake the hell up.
Update: analysis of the commission statements
, via Mike