Like many Americans, I had it
with Arabs and Mohammedans on 9/11.
If I had been in charge, I would have systematically destroyed all signs and followers of Allah, beginning on the first day with Mecca, Medina, Qom, and any other location ever described as a 'holy city'. On the second day, I would have gone on television and played Arab Roulette. Picked an Arab country at random (which would have turned out to be Saudi Arabia, because the drawing was fixed) and vaporized the featherless bipeds that infested it. I would then have claimed the territory and its oil. On the third day, I would have given the sons of Allah 48 hours to hand us Osama's head on a stick, or lose another country. And on from there, until the sons of Allah were either gone from the earth or totally surrendered.
Basically, I would have started where we left off in 1945. In that year we figured out how to win a major war.
I suspect a very large number of loyal Westerners (not just Americans) were in a mood to respond similarly.
Some of us were intellectually thankful when Bush tried a more gradual approach, and waited to see how the latter worked.
At this point it's obvious that the gradual approach has changed the mind of Qaddafi, who was not a major player in Jihad anyway. So it's not 100% failure. But Jihad still runs strong, with no indication of losing its will.
I haven't been softened by the number of our casualties, which is still quite low by historic standards. I am irritated that our casualties and expenses are not accomplishing the ultimate
goal of the war, which is to make the Jihadi lose his blood fetish.
I haven't been softened by watching the various beheadings; it's a fact that horrible things happen in war. But on the rare instances when our own troops perform somewhat symmetrically
in revenge, we get all agonized and start eating our own.
We often hear 'The enemy can't defeat us militarily'. Oh? Really?
In terms of equipment and troop numbers, that's undoubtedly true. But will
matters more than numbers in war. Our soldiers have the will. Our leaders do not.
Despite my deliberate insensitivity, the latest action involving the two captured prisoners broke through my shell. Okay, they were taken prisoner, tortured, then killed. Nasty, but a relatively normal part of war.
For some reason, the act of booby-trapping the corpses
was entirely too much.
Treating enemy soldiers with contempt is normal. We should do it more.
Turning enemy soldiers into weapons
is beyond all boundaries.
At this point, I've (Had it)² with the sons of Allah, and with our totally inadequate and mis-aimed defense.