Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Quite possibly the stupidest anti-terrorism strategy ever

How do you want to show the terrorists you mean business? Well, why not bomb a place like South America? That will show them Al-Qaeda-types we mean business!!!

Unfortunately, I'm not making this up. This was on the television here in Brazil today, and it was apparently a story last year that didn't get much attention (maybe we were paying attention to Anna Nicole Smith's weight at the time). Just when I can't think things are any more absurd, it turns out somebody suggested bombing a continent that had NOTHING to do with 9/11, or even with TERRORISM for that matter (or at least, no terrorism since the U.S.-supported, state-sponsored terrorism in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Uruguay, etc. from the 1950s through the 1980s).

Richard puts it best: "How crazy do you have to be for Dick Cheney to think you're nuts?"