Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 4:02 PM CST
i'm not a supporter of Clinton's response to the attacks on the Tanzanian and Kenyan embassies, the first WTC attack, or the bombing of the USS Cole. it was weak at best and you're right, it sent the wrong message.
i do support the military action in Afghanistan, i always have.
Often, i go back and forth when trying to figure out the root of the idea we're fighting against now. it seems too easy to say that it's religion. i think that religion is just the lever that people like bin Laden use to get the weak-willed, unthinking masses on his side. deep down, it's about control of people, it's about resources, and it's about power.
the point i'm trying to make is the same one that my mom tried to make when i was in fourth grade: you can fight bullies to defend yourself, but don't become a bully in the process. there's a thin line, and i think we crossed it a long time ago, right about the time that we thought it would be a good idea to make a new Israel smack in the middle of someone else's land.