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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Empire or Else

It's quite simple, if the Democrats win anything, the Enemy will detonate a nuke on American soil, and the Rethuglicans want you and your family to suffer.

Surely, a rational person thinks, there's no truth to that.

Why, take Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), for instance. Take him somewhere far, far, away. Please.

ROHRABACHER: After 9/11, we established different operations because we needed to do it, because we knew at that time there were people who were willing to kill tens of thousands of other human beings because they hate our way of life. Now, we’re only talking about the question at hand — we’ve looked at your report — we’re talking about a minuscule number of people here as compared to the number of people who are being protected. And does that mean — and of the minuscule number of people, 100, 200 people who are being held in this way, how many of those have been mistreated? How many of those have actually suffered the type of unfair treatment because they themselves really aren’t members of al Qaeda and they were just, their name was mistaken. For example, I know in one or two cases you have a man whose name was exactly the same name as a Muslim that was involved in al Qaeda. To the degree there are a few of those cases, we should do our best to make sure those cases don’t exist, try to find a system to root them out.

But, here’s the other shoe dropping, we are at war, and we’ve got to make sure that we do not let go 50 terrorists who will go out and plant a bomb in London and kill 20,000 people in order to protect that one person who we arrested accidentally because his name was the same. That’s the type of unfortunate consequence.

[Audience groans.]

Well, I hope it’s your families, I hope it’s your families that suffer the consequences. Mr. Chairman, I will be very happy to talk to everybody afterwards if you want to talk to me, but in terms of the hearing, I’d like to make my points without having it animated. One person — if we let, if in order to protect the rights of one or two people, or five people or ten people, who are mistakenly abducted because their names were the same or because they went to a mosque that they didn’t know this thing was going on in the back room, if 10 of those people suffer those consequences, but in order for us to take 90 other people off the street who are intent and involved in plans that would slaughter tens of thousands of our citizens, I’m afraid that’s the price we pay in a real world. And the United States, we’re not ghouls. We’re not, we don’t, we’re not, we don’t want to torture somebody because he has a bad name. We want to get information from somebody that we think might want to kill our children and kill your children. And if you doubt our motives, you’re welcome to, I know there’s a lot of people who hate America, but when the pressure’s on, quite frankly, we have known all along that at times America has to go it alone, and people will try to find fault with us rather than trying to at least understand our morality...

Aside from the evidence that shows such tactics are inevitably ineffective and in the long run make the situation far worse, Mr. Rohrabacher's invective begs the question.

Scapegoating has been and is being used by unscrupulous governmental officials to distract from their own inadequacies. But that's an understatement. These pirates have looted the Treasury of more than a few rich and great nations. Including our own.

But that's not enough. The objective is a complete takeover. It's not just your bank accounts these crooks want. It's your body, your mind, and your soul.

The illusion of Protection is the doorway to Dominion.

But beyond lemonade from lemons, they sure knew how to make Kool-Aid from the ashes, didn't they?

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