Friends, I’m forwarding the following to you in light of my opinion concerning the war in Afghanistan: Early in 2002 I sent letters to my representatives, President Bush, and my local daily paper, realizing the war in Afghanistan was brewing. They ignored my idea that war could be avoided and bin Laden could be handed over to us on a silver platter with little or no blood shed. Following is my idea, but it is woefully too late to implement now. incidentally, our local conservative talk show host remarked on my letter as being a good one (several callers thought it a good idea—and I still think it was).
I knew the object of war against the Afgans was revenge and punishment for harboring bin Laden but as a student of history I realized it was the same old, old tired game. What can be accomplished with our high-tech efforts—other than re-arranging the sand dunes of that forsaken area?
I had a thought about an alternative to the predictable gross retribution: What would get under the skin of those proud tribal people? War they are used to, so how does one alternatively shame them to turn over Mr. Super Hero? the answer: offend them! Offend them big time! Oh, all right smarty-pants how do you effectively do that without killing them? My idea was to offend them through dumping our waste on their countryside. I mean old appliances, tires, sewage sludge (that takes forever in the US to get a dumping permit), dog shit, garbage, religious tracts, pig parts. I think a bombardment like that would take less than a month for them to hand over that s–t head. The operation could have been effected with hardly any loss of life.
But the Bush/Cheney Republicans wanted a war that would get them re-elected (Iraq was to successfully further that goal), so whether or not they just lacked innovative imagination or were trying to set up a dynasty, we’ll never know. Either way, the GOP will suffer from bad PR they deservedly earned!
Otherwise, the following is a cute story…
PENTAGON NEWS: The Pentagon announced TODAY the recall to duty of the 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF(.