11 June 2005
Surprise! War on terror not quite over!
Dick Cheney recently warned international special operations soldiers that the War on Terror was far from over. If this statement has any meaning beyond its propaganda value, does it mean that Cheney and others really envision a day when there are no terrorist incidents on the planet? Does anyone out there honestly think that some righteous Republician president a decade from now will step up to a podium, flanked with his fellow belligerati, and declare terrorism vanquished forever? If this is so and the Republicans really have access to such magical powers, we should have chosen a better target for our war. We could have fought a war against poverty (oh, we already did that, didn't we) or a war against mental anguish. Of course, those sound a little too, uhm, Islamic and Buddhist respectively for the Old Testament folks in the U.S. Well if not that, maybe the neocons could have led a war on stupidity--beginning with themselves and their followers. Who knows? After all the fighting and vanquishing the evils of poverty, suffering, and ignorance, we might find the War on Terror winnable after all.
Posted by Karlo at 8:46 am