Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Random thoughts on the war on terrorism

While I support justice for the terrorists of September 11, and while I support disruption and destruction of Al Quaeda and other terrorist networks, I can't help but think that the war on terrorism is failing. Rather than bombing terrorists, we are:

  • Strip-searching 4-year-olds and 80-year-olds at airports

  • Bombing innocent civilians in Afghanistan

  • Strong-arming countries into more than just fighting terrorism

  • Appropriating $2 million to transport insects from Washington, DC to Maryland in an "emergency" spending bill

  • Destroying freedom—the foundation of America and the best reason for our struggle

I feel no safer, no freer, no better at all. Our war on terrorism is doomed. Why?

"The War on Terrorism is just another government program" — Harry Browne

Politically, the only thing that changed on September 11, 2001, is the trumpet that the government toots when they take away more of our money and freedom.