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Thompson: Time for a 'frank discussion' about fighting terrorism
Oh, good, looks like there's one Republican candidate who isn't TOTALLY insane. I agree, Sen. Thompson! Time for a real dialogue in America about how the failed policies of the Bush White House and the geenyouses in the Pentagon in using the blunt instrument of war, as opposed to the surgical approach of law enforcement, have encouraged hatred and fear of the United States and acted in favor of al Qaeda...
Oh, wait, he gave this speech in front of the VFW, huh?
Calling terrorism "a global threat" to the United States, Thompson pointed out that he thought the United States was at a crossroads and told the veterans "it's time that we had a frank discussion in this country at the highest levels with both parties as to what it's going to take and the unity we're going to need" to battle terror.
*sigh* Well, I guess that means not only do we have to keep troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, we have to attack Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia, China and Venezuela. And we'll need to keep expanding on the police/surveillance state here in the U.S., 'cause we sure as hell can't trust our own people, especially, YOU KNOW, those people:
The New York Police Department report released Wednesday describes a process in which young men — often legal immigrants from the Middle East who are frustrated with their lives in their adopted country — adopt a philosophy that puts them on a path to violence.
Well, so much for THAT.