Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,
Brooks
brooksmoses

I wish to make a small political rant.

In the debates tonight (relevant transcript here), Geo. Bush made the following statement:
My opponent just said something amazing.

He said Osama bin Laden uses the invasion of Iraq as an excuse to spread hatred for America.

Osama bin Laden isn't going to determine how we defend ourselves.

Osama bin Laden doesn't get to decide. America doesn't get to decide.
From this we learn that our president does not know the first thing about military tactics. The enemy always determines how one defends oneself -- one defends oneself against the threats that the enemy is presenting. Even in sports; any defensive player knows that his or her moves are directly dependent on what the offensive players are doing, and watches them carefully to see what to defend against.

I mean, it's almost as if our commander-in-chief had said, "My opponent just suggested something amazing. He said The Enemy is pointing guns at our soldiers, and we should give them body armor and armored Humvees! The Enemy doesn't get to determine how we defend ourselves. America gets to decide, and we've decided to defend ourselves with a missle defense system."

Actually, that probably does explain a fair bit of why he's so big on this untested missle defense system. The lack of successful system tests doesn't get to decide how we defend ourselves, either.
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