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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:49 PM
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Six Reasons Republicans Can't Win The War on Terror
1. They don't believe in government.

National security is a government initiative. It requires an interlocking network of well-functioning agencies, led and staffed by the most competent people available. The Republican Party has been hijacked by extremists who, with Grover Norquist, want government small enough that "you can drown it in a bathtub" -- or the floodwaters of New Orleans.

6. They've politicized the war on terror.

This is the crime for which today's Republican leadership will forever stand in disgrace. America's national security has never been a matter for partisan political gain. The nationwide unity after 9/11 was unprecedented. But the Republicans saw the opportunity to rescue an already-failing Presidency, and they jumped on it.

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:54 PM
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1. I'll add #7
They think they can win a "war" against terror using the military. What is needed are meticulous police work and international cooperation. Militaries are like swatting a fly with a Buick, clumsy and ineffective, often missing the target and creating the next generation of terrorists along the way.

All you have to do is look at Israel's history to realize that one. Armies just don't work against terror cells. All you get for your effort is more terror cells.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:00 PM
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2. yes, this is something the cia should
have to earn their pay for, or as we used to say, shit or get off the pot.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:45 PM
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3. I thought you meant these six reasons:




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