Friday, September 14, 2007

Funny, you don't LOOK like a terrorist

Bush's speech last night about staying the course while drawing down the surge could have been given any time over the last nine months -- or for that matter, the last four and a half years. It doesn't change one very basic fact.

Not all terrorists are Muslims. And they're not all in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There are very scary radical groups, both left and right, that operate entirely within the borders of the United States. It's still legally possible to purchase several tons of ammonium nitrate from Home Depot or Lowe's and to have it delivered to your home without any questions asked. The same goes for blasting caps, black powder and any of a number of materials needed to explode a big bomb.

And do a Google. The instructions for making a nuclear bomb are readily available to anyone who wants to know how. The same applies whether you want to make a dirty bomb or the kind you launch on a missile.

The whole line about fighting terrorists abroad so we don't have to fight them here is bunk.

I'm more worried about marijuana grow ops in my own neighbourhood than I am about terrorists from overseas. A house fire caused by a bypassed power setup and several thousand watt bulbs is a greater danger to kids in my neighbourhood than someone planning to commit suicide by blowing up a toilet in the coffee shop around the corner.

I'm more worried about civil liberties being suspended by fear of something that might not even be a threat, than the actual threat itself.

And I'm worried about ballot boxes being stuffed, voters' lists manipulated and courts stacked to ensure a predetermined result -- than I am by someone saying we can put a stop to the nonsense if we would only "convert to Islam."

Depends what one means by terrorist, but we have to put up with terrorism every day in the homeland. The Mafia is far worse than Al Qaeda yet we don't see anyone going after them.

Sorry, Bush -- but you made the mess. You clean it up.

With your own private fortune -- not borrowed from thugs in China and Singapore and downloaded onto the present generation's grandkids.

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