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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 07:21 PM
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9. As it happens, The Onion has your answer. Right here!!
WASHINGTON, DCIn a response to recent acts of extreme violence against Americans in Iraq and mounting criticism of U.S. military policy at home, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced the government's new strategy of fighting terror with terror Monday.

"Look, in order to catch a rat, you gotta think like one," Rumsfeld said in a grainy and degraded videotape message filmed at an unknown location and released to CNN Monday. "We've been pussy-footing around the war on terrorism for years. All that time, the answer was right in front of us: In order to wipe out terror around the globe, once and for all, we've gotta beat them at their own game."

"We tried playing fair," Rumsfeld continued. "But how can you play by the rules when your opponent doesn't even know the rules? You don't bring a knife to a gunfight. That's just the way it is, folks. It's a dog-eat-dog world."

On the seven-minute tape, Rumsfeld is joined by counter-terrorist leaders Vice-President Dick Cheney and Attorney General John Ashcroft, each seated on folding chairs in front of an American flag. Ashcroft described some tactics the government currently usespre-dawn assaults on civilian targets and subjecting potential stateside traitors to psychological intimidationas a "small step in the right direction."

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  -Are Americans supposed to be better than Al Qaeda? DrWeird  May-19-04 06:12 PM   #0 
  - At least we're still better than Stalin!  htuttle   May-19-04 06:14 PM   #1 
  - Yes. We are supposed to be better but unfortunately we have failed to be.  MrSlayer   May-19-04 06:15 PM   #2 
  - Remember Osama chuckling over the WTC deaths?  MikeG   May-19-04 06:17 PM   #3 
  - AQ was not necessarily the crowd beheading Nick Berg - our intel  jean   May-19-04 06:19 PM   #4 
  - Purportedly  HypnoToad   May-19-04 06:24 PM   #5 
  - I thought so  leftistagitator   May-19-04 06:27 PM   #6 
  - How could we be?  Senior citizen   May-19-04 06:28 PM   #7 
  - I have seen no convincing evidence that Al-qaeda even exists.  oblivious   May-19-04 07:18 PM   #8 
  - As it happens, The Onion has your answer. Right here!!  Jacobin   May-19-04 07:21 PM   #9 
  - terrorism vs state sponsored terrorism  dudeness   May-19-04 07:23 PM   #10 
  - There is a very basic difference  BabsSong   May-19-04 07:29 PM   #11 
  - Hard to tell:  Dirk39   May-19-04 07:32 PM   #12 

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