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Friday, September 15, 2006


There has been a lot of indignation on the net about the nonattack on the cemetary during a ceremony where a number of Taliban leaders were present in Afghanistan. SixMeatBuffet calls us a nation of pussies.
We are being led to slaughter by self-absorbed idiots who care more about their own retirement funds than protecting Americans from global jihad. This is why GOP is now short for “Gutless Old Pussies”. It’s like the GOP is working its ass off to be as weak as the Donks - which is hard to pull off.

The American Future discusses in regards to this whether we're really at war or not.
If you want to understand why the War on Terror drags on and on, this is a good place to start:

U.S. military officials tell NBC News they had "high-level" Taliban fighters in their gunsights during a July reconnaissance flight but decided not to fire. The decision to pass on the target angered some in the military, but commanders say they have "no regrets."

"The reason for these rules of engagement is that we're not engaged in a full-out war [!], where we have unconditional surrender as the objective. In that case we would bomb everyone and sort it out later on," Jacobs said. "You have a very heavy political component here, and that's why (the rules of engagement) are difficult to change."

I'm not at all sure why this is such a surprise. We have not been engaged in a full-out war since the day President Bush told us that our part in this war was to go shopping and keep the economy going.


A big part of this has to do with who we're fighting here. We're not fighting a country. We're fighting Al-qaeda. And Al-Qaeda lives in and amongst populations of countries. If we were willing to kill more civilians who are basically captured by Al-Qaeda themselves then sure, bomb away. But we don't have the stomach for it anymore. Does that make us pussies? I wouldn't go that far. We have our limits. 911 crossed those limits and the action was immediate. In full out everyone and their mother contributes war, there is enough enemy "action", enough killing of your own people, enough anger to sustain the effort until the very end.

Our people, those protecting us, are too good for those things to happen. Frankly I think that's a good thing. I would far prefer arguing with Democrats concerning cut and run, Geneva conventions and lying than hearing about a new bombing in NYC or hearing that 2,000 of our men died last night in combat. I fully believe that if we were fully engaged terrorists in Baghdad who left another 50 people in the streets last night would not last any longer. But then again neither would Baghdad. It's kind of cool that way. We know we can win. Without a doubt. Yes we have to deal with those jihadists who think we don't know but that's something else.

In the meantime, however, with Pakistan surrendering Waziristan we may well be getting set to declare Waziristan the next abettor of terrorism and declare a real war. That would narrow the focus eh?