Why Are We Fighting the Wrong Wars All the Time? - Page 2
Look at the logic of it. Nearly 4,000 Americans died on 9-11. More than that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tens of thousands die from tobacco-related illness every year. Tens of thousands die from drunk driving or other motor vehicle accidents each year. How many BILLIONS are we spending on tobacco-related cancer or to end drunk driving?
Nope. George W. Bush got us all so good and skeered of the al Qaeda "terruhist" boogie man that we spend outrageous amounts of blood and treasure to bottle that which is already pretty well bottled. And President Obama doesn't have the political spine, it would seem, to end it.
Want a real problem to fix?
How about that lawless state in Africa? How about the place where a few well-placed drones and tomahawks might actually do some good. Not all that many CAVES for the terrorists in Somalia to burrow into. If a ship is captured, you send a nice note to the families saying how sorry you are that you had to do this, and you blow the ship out of the water. Pirates will eventually stop this if they realize every time they capture a ship, it gets blown out of the water.
And if they're slow learners? Level out Mogadishu, make it clear we've had enough of this piracy bullshit and we still have plenty of missiles.
End of story.