Monday, August 14, 2006

Maybe I Don't Know What I'm Talking About...

I'm tired of people asking whether these foiled UK terrorist attacks will change people's minds about candidates like Ned Lamont who are against the war in Iraq. Ned (and the rest of us) aren't against the war on terror. He/We're against the made up war we're fighting in iraq INSTEAD of fighting the real war on terror. one has nothing to do with the other.

Why on earth would being against a phoney war on terror in iraq mean you are against the REAL war on terrorism? every credible politician out there that has been against Iraq has also been FOR increased security and FOR the war in afganistan. The problem is that the press has taken the war in Iraq as ALSO being a war on terror as a starting point PREMISE. it is not. any politician that doesn't confront this directly EVERY time it comes up does us all a dis-service. Particularly Lamont when Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman are saying you support Al Qaeda if you support Lamont (since he claims the Iraqi war was a bogus mistake). i'm tired of people (particularly on the left) feeling all hurt about this language hurled at them. it isn't simply enough to say "hey that's not right" or "that goes to far". You have to hit that it not only is wrong but shows a lack of understanding of the wars we face. If you, today, see the war in Iraq as a central front of the war on terror and that THAT is where Al Qaeda is, then you are not just wrong you are incompetent. you are willfully ignoring our own intelligence and you should resign. these people deal with us in the HARSHEST terms possible. EVERY comment must be met with not only a counter point but a demand for accountability and an identification of fabrication. this doesn't go just for the pundits on TV. it goes for you and me at the barbershop. We HAVE to be done with this business or we will never be done. We'll STILL be fighting the PR battle of whether 9/11 was tied to iraq.

DON'T LET PEOPLE FABRICATE THIS CONNECTION. IT IS A FICTION.

5 comments:

Joe said...

And with this post you just shot over the heads of most voters. They will never make this distinction.

The Hud said...

Why do you hate America, jp!?

Polly said...

haw haw!

hey joe: this post was really not intended for that guy out there who doesn't really care. its for people that actively read blogs about politics, talk politics and think politics. those are the people i want to see act more because those are the people that can sway your avgerage joe in basic small talk.

brd said...

And what about those of us who even think that the War on Terror is a mistake. What if, upon observing the attack of 9/11 we said, "We must talk!" instead of "We must attack!"

What if we and politicians said, "Understand," instead of "Fear." There has been far more devastation that has taken place in the name of the War on Terror than took place on September 11, 2001. Had the money that has been spent on this War without Borders been spent on efforts for good will and understanding, the Terror may have turned to laughter by now. I'm willing to take my chances in a world without this so-called War on Terror.

prof fury said...

Not to mention that it's starting to look like this UK terror plot is a big exaggeration anyway, as Josh Marshall notes here: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/009440.php