In the name of The Decider
I know that it's old news, that Bush has given himself and the government an obscene amount of power, when it comes to dealing with suspected terrorists. However last night I was watching In the Name of the Father. It's about 6 Irishmen wrongly accused of a 1974 IRA bombing. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.
In our current national state, I find it has new meaning for me. You see the UK has had a problem with terrorist organizations too. They too have not been able to win the battle. They used the same tactics we use now (days long interigation of terror suspects, the use of psychological torture and military envasion of high terror areas). My point being, is we should learn from our Allies in the UK and learn that this strategy didn't work and in the case of the 1974 bombing at least 6 people were wrongly imprissoned for the crime. These tactics didn't make the UK any safer and I would argue it escalated the problem to some degree. However what has worked the best in recent years is continued peace-talks, comprimises and other non-military action.
I sure wish Mr. Bush would take the time to study historical responses to terror. I wish he had a better understanding of what was effective in these situations and what was not. More importantly, I wish that we as a people were knowledgable of the history of various governments responses to terror. Unlike Mr. Bush claims, this is not a new type of war. It maybe a new type of war to us, but most of the world has dealt with terrorist threats before. Perhaps if we as a people were more knowledgable about these issues, we would not stand for irresponsible action taken by our government.
Ps: This is my first political post. Please be kind to me.