Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Clean Hands

For the last several years the Bush administration has sought to justify the war in Iraq by saying we're fighting the terrorists there so we don't have to fight them in our streets. It's not immediately clear, however, exactly how that would work. Does that mean if we leave Iraq, the terrorists will swarm into the Atlantic, swim across 2500 miles of open ocean, and storm our beaches? Is there really that much of a danger of that happening? After all, most terrorists are from desert countries, so it's not like they have a whole lot of experience with water. In fact, chances are most of them would end up drowning before they even got as far as the Canary Islands.

That's what makes this recent plot against Fort Dix so scary. One of the six individuals responsible for that conspiracy was a citizen and two were legal residents. The remaining three were here illegally after they had overstayed their Visas, but had been in the U.S. for at least six years. Additionally, there have seven other high profile terror plots uncovered since 2003, and most of the individuals involved have been either American-born or naturalized citizens.

And it's not just the Unites States that's experiencing this alarming trend. The individuals who carried out the London subway/bus bombings in 2005 didn't have to swim across the English Channel to carry out their plot. They were all native born British citizens.

Wow!! Could it be that the "defeatists" who have long warned us that Bush's so-called "War on Terror" is making us less safe are--GASP!!!--right? Could there be truth to the argument that out occupation of Iraq is only further inflaming Muslims around the world, including those that already live in the west?

I don't pretend to know the answer. What I DO know, however, is that NONE of it is my fault. Indeed, I can completely wash my hands of all responsibility in the matter.

After all, I voted for Kerry.

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