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    Sunday, September 16, 2007

    The War on Terror is a Fraud and Should Be Ended

    In recent months, my opinion of the war in Iraq and the War on Terror in general have changed. In the beginning, I was a strong supporter. However, after watching the shameful execution of the war, it became clear to me that President Bush simply does not have what it takes to give the sorts of orders that would be necessary for a decisive victory. Such a person has no business calling for the invasion of another land even if the motive is a just one.

    In the last few days, however, it occurred to me that the underlying premise of the War on Terror, and particularly the Iraq campaign, is false. Even if, as the President says, "the success of a free Iraq is critical to the security of the United States," our being there does not benefit us in the long run.(1) The premise Bush presents is that if we fight in Iraq, we will be made safer. If certain variables are not considered, this argument can make good military sense, and indeed, this is why so many otherwise sensible conservatives support the war.

    Fighting in Iraq is akin to using valuable time to scout out a roofer to repair a rotted area that may soon start to leak. Ignoring certain other variables, this seems like a good strategy. Spending the day in town hunting down a good deal on a roofer would ordinarily indicate responsibility and foresight. However, if you consider that the house is currently flooding due to a burst water pipe, leaving to look for a roofer would seem insane. A similar situation is taking place in America.

    We are told that the war on terror will save this country, but I can't think of a single influential policy-maker who ever mentions the destructive cultural and economic effect of unfettered illegal immigration by what, as far as I can tell, are unassimilable foreigners.(2) Unless we get a handle on illegal immigration, Spanish-speaking enclaves of foreigners will only continue to grow and transform our cities from American settlements where everyone speaks English and have a cultural bond of a common history into something that is foreign to us.

    I ask what is the point of fighting terrorism overseas to "preserve our nation" when absolutely no effort is being made at home to curtail the displacement of our culture? The blind eye the government turns toward the never-ending stream of foreigners coming across our southern border makes a fraud out of the so-called War on Terror--it makes no sense to protect the country from one thing if another thing will eradicate its language and culture anyway. Conquest only requires a gun if those to be conquered are willing or able to fight.

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    (1) Rick Rojas. "President says success in Iraq is necessary for national security, announces troop reduction," The Battalion Online, 2007 September 13, para. 3, http://media.www.thebatt.com/media/storage/paper657/news/2007/09/13/
    News/President.Says.Success.In.Iraq.Is.Necessary.For.National.Security.
    Announces.Troo-2968529.shtml
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    (2) Whether by deliberate effort (or lack of it), or because of their temperament, immigrants from Latin America have a tendency to not assimilate -- evidenced by as many as 15.49 million Hispanics who not only speak Spanish as a first language, but also have very low proficiency with English. U.S. Census Bureau. "Hispanic Heritage Month 2005:
    September 15-October 15," http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_
    features_special_editions/005338.html


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