“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finally, Washington embraces the smart way to kill terrorists

It's about time the bureaucrats arrived at this conclusion....

From MSNBC -- WASHINGTON — The United States will push ahead with more targeted drone strikes and special operations raids and fewer costly land battles like Iraq and Afghanistan in the continuing war against al-Qaida, according to a new national counterterrorism strategy unveiled Wednesday.

I don't get why we didn't take the surgical-strike approach all along. Why put Americans at risk, and at great expense, in a war that we cannot win? We aren't winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan. They don't even have a functioning government. How can we expect to nation build in a tribal, utterly corrupt, backwoods hell-hole where heroin, fighting, and terrorism are the national past-times?

"But Ed" you whine, "surgical strikes might kill innocent civilians. We must have strict rules of engagement."

Shut up! There are no innocent civilians in Afghanistan. Heroin is practically the only form of income there. I'm not going to weep over a few collateral losses.....besides, they probably did something else and deserved what they get.


Bill said...

You and Joe Biden.

Bill said...

I should say both share this policy option. No other connection - no insult intended.

Ed said...

No insult taken, Bill. If Joke Biden agrees with me that killing terrorists in hostile countries from afar is better than letting them kill us with alarming regularity while we hunt them down on the ground, then good for him.