Stop Letting Idiots Run the World


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“”All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations.”  –Osama bin Laden, 2004

That quote is from a CNN article titled “Bin Laden: Goal is to Bankrupt the U.S.” An article, by the way, which was published exactly one day before America re-elected George W. Bush.  

Well, it’s election time again now, so let’s see how we’re doing.  Hmm, any serious bankruptcies? Any economic crises? Oh, we’re on the verge of a complete financial meltdown?  Wow, I bet the Republicans don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell this election. They gave Osama bin Laden exactly what he wanted, after all.

Fun fact:  The administration wants $700 billion to save the economy; the budget for the Iraq War has been $600 billion (so far). You could pay for almost the entire economic bailout with the money saved by not invading Iraq!  Man, I wish somebody had thought of that.

Oh yeah, a lot of people did. People like Barack Obama.  In fact, Obama has proposed a number of policies that John McCain attacked as weak on national security. He said we should have a timeline for leaving Iraq.  He said we should hold high-level diplomatic relations with Iran.  He said Afghanistan and Pakistan are the real central front in the “War on Terror.”  Now let’s see… Iraqi Prime Minister endorses Obama’s timetable? Check.  Five secretaries of state including Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger endorse Obama’s plan for engaging Iran? Check.  Fire fights between American special forces and Pakistani militias along the Paki-Afghan border raise diplomatic tensions?  Check.

There’s lots more I could get into right now but that’ll do for a start. Let’s see how the candidates make their cases on this subject at the debates.


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