Iraq on the brink of civil war. Didn’t we see this coming? Wasn’t it obvious that the incompetent U.S. management of this invasion was leading here? To chaos, less security and greater loss of lives that Saddam ever accomplished? Mission Accomplished indeed, you fucking lamebrains.
Does anyone still believe that since 9/11 U.S. policies have made the world or even the U.S. one tiny bit safer? Does anyone still fall for the lie that Homeland Security, FEMA, the invasion and torture of prisoners is getting anyone anywhere?
Maybe U.S. Senators should look to Spain, who have actually caught some cells and planners and yet don’t feel the need to create a culture of fear. The incompetence of the Bush team is, beyond their ideological nuttiness, indictment enough.
No one doubts that security is an issue these days. But one can never protect oneself from guerrilla and suicide attacks. Never. Ever. One would have to live in a bunker. The Green Zone. Build big walls like Israel is doing. Back to medieval times, except the fortresses aren’t as well designed or impressive looking.
In my opinion the way to security lies in recognizing the frustrations that Osama and others prey upon and dealing with those. The way to subvert them is to actually be the good guy they say we are not. That doesn’t mean believing what he says, most of which is insane. But in recognizing that it is touching nerves. Then who would join up?
O.K., major shift in policy and ideology and thought and probably will never happen, but there you go.