Are You Safer Now?
This question was asked of the Republican candidates during a recent debate. Almost to a man they said yes. And it is because we are in Afghanistan and Iraq fighting against al-Qaeda, et al. Also almost to aman they said that if the US pulls out of Iraq, the bad guys will follow us home and we in turn, woulod be less safe than we are now.
May I see a show of hands of those who feel the way that the candidates do?
I have two things to interject here. One–those looking into that crystal ball are the same people and the same crystal ball that sent us to Iraq in the firsat place. They wrong then and possibly are wrong now. Two–If you believe that the bad guys will follow us home I would like to ask, whay of the two plots discovered in the US?
I would say that they do not need to follow us home, they are already here. These people both have al-Qaeda links, at least that is the story fed to the media. For the sake of argument, why would they follow us homee, if they are already here?
I am not saying that these guys are innocents but that it comes at a most advantadeous time for the admin. Someone needs to call their bluff on the follow us home diatribe. But I do not think it will happen. And some journalists, if there are any left, should pursue these stories and find out all they can, without using the DHS line.
So, do you really feel safer now?