Scapegoats For Endless War

December 20, 2009

Now we know why Albany’s Yassin Aref And Mohhamed Hossain have been perjured into prison

The Wife knows why the President of the United States recently made the biggest and most fatal political error of his presidency, one so big it will not only destroy his career but may eventually destroy the United States itself. Or, to be more accurate I should say that she knows exactly what massive piece of misinformation that Barack Obama has used to justify his open ended escalation of the War Against Afghanistan.

The day that Mr. Obama gave his war justification speech at West Point, The Wife had a grim look on her face. “Did you hear his speech?” she asked me. “Did you hear the most important part?” She meant this:

So no – I do not make this decision lightly. I make this decision because I am convinced that our security is at stake in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the epicenter of the violent extremism practiced by al Qaeda. It is from here that we were attacked on 9/11, and it is from here that new attacks are being plotted as I speak. This is no idle danger; no hypothetical threat. In the last few months alone, we have apprehended extremists within our borders who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit new acts of terror. This danger will only grow if the region slides backwards, and al Qaeda can operate with impunity.