Category: Thoughts_, Randoms_
I was over at my friend Beau’s blog yesterday, and he was talking about a post from a guy named Bob Parks, who has a blog called Black and Right. The blog post was called “War Without End“, and in essence it exposes the differences between the ‘liberal’ and the ‘conservative’ points of view on the war on terror:
I do know that it’s true that if you wanted to reduce terrorism, you could — if that were your sole purpose, abort every Muslim extremist in this world, and your terrorism rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your terror rate would go down. So these far-out, far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.
Obviously, to the sheer denial of the left, sitting down and talking with them won’t work. We’ve all witnessed “the word” of terrorists in Israel. Every time the Israelis came to some kind of truce, cease fire, “peace”, the Palestinians would send in another suicide bomber, set off another car bomb, or launch a few mortars into the most densely populated areas possible. So as much as there liberals who think a nice chit chat would smooth things out, are there any volunteers?
Read the article. And then answer me this: If the military was ‘unencumbered’ by the media, and therefore allowed to ‘do what needs to be done’ without any (American) cameras watching, will that really win this war? I don’t think so. Our military will not have to be burdened with the conscience of the country when they kill, mutilate and torture terrorists. I don’t want to win a war that way. I don’t even care to ‘win’ this war at all. All I want is for the terrorists to no longer have the reasons or the ability to do what they do. Does that mean that if someone shoots as us, we try to kill them? Is that our only solution? Surely we, as a human race, can think of a better way to deal with fringe elements than gradual, partial, extermination until they (whoever they are) give up (which will never happen). We cannot march into their country and take over – they have no borders. We cannot kill their leaders – another will always take their place. So the only solution left to a military armed with guns and WMDs is to use them. This is an enemy that will not back down, will not surrender, will not go away unless you exterminate them. Are we prepared as a country – as a world – to live with that?