Dear Mr. Obama: How Far Do We Take This "War On Terror"?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Posted by Shattered Paradigm

Dear Mr. Obama:

After listening to you talk about how we must hunt down Osama Bin Laden at all costs, and after listening to you talk about continuing the "war on terror", I would like to know how far we are going to take this war on terror if you have your way.

Because as I understand it, up until now American policy in the Middle East has basically been: "They want to kill us, so we have to kill them first".

So how much violence will be enough?

When will this "war on terror" ever be over?

When Osama Bin Laden is dead? Surely the U.S. military has identified thousands of terrorists other than just him.

Will it be over when all the "terrorists" in Iraq are dead?

And don't you think that with each day the U.S. military is in Iraq that there are more and more people who want to get revenge on America for what we are doing to their country?

Do you think that they will ever forgive us for what we have done?

I know if some country was over here killing people and blowing stuff up it would create millions of Americans who would vow revenge to the end of the world.

So are we killing terrorists faster than we are creating them in Afghanistan and Iraq?

And how will we ever know when we have killed all the "terrorists"?

It only takes one to bring a "weapon of mass destruction" into one of our cities.

It only takes one.

So how do we know which Muslims are safe to leave alive and which we need to kill?

And surely you don't intend to stop with Afganistan and Iraq, do you?

Surely there are terrorists in other countries, yes?

So do we bomb Iran?

Do we invade Pakistan if we think Osama Bin Laden is hiding there?

What about Syria?

Saudi Arabia?



Will we need to invade ALL the muslim countries?

Turn them into glass parking lots?

We need to "fight them over there so they won't come over here", right?

What about the Muslims that are over here?

What would you do about them? Put them on "lists"?

Take them to camps?

Kick them out of the United States?

It only takes a handful of them to coordinate some big "terror" attack.

How will we ever be safe when they live among us?

So how far are you willing to take all of this?

What percentage of Muslims worldwide do we need to kill to feel safe?

What criteria will you use to say we have won this "war on terror"?

Isn't there a better way?

Didn't the American people elect you to find a better way?


  1. James said...

    Preemptive "War on Terror" is a rich man's game, a luxury for when you have other things covered and are looking for a new challenge. When our own economy is collapsing, you have to stop spending money abroad and start spending it at home. As far as dangers from terrorism, that's what the secret services are for (God knows we have enough of these guys). Its up to them to stop this from happening. They failed miserably on 9/11 - hopefully they have learned their lessons.

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