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Who would Osama vote for? Vote for the other guy

Jerry Stiglich

World War III began in 1979 in November when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.Shortly thereafter, throughout the Middle East, Americans began to be kidnapped and murdered. In April 1983, terrorists struck the U.S. Embassy in Beirut leaving 63 dead.In October the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut was bombed, killing 241 servicemen. In December of that same year, a truck bomb attack took place against the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait.The following year, in September, another car bomb attack took place against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.We have experienced a steady stream of deadly events that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.Three thousand died and many more are injured. And, finally, a president, one with brass, says that we are at war and decides to take the fight to the enemy.If there is any doubt that this fight is both moral and legal, the skeptics should tune into Saddam’s trial as it unfolds in Iraq detailing his crimes against humanity.I also would refer them to a short piece buried in an internal section of the July 3 edition of the Rocky Mountain News detailing the fact that the Polish Contingent in Iraq discovered a stash of “munitions containing the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin.” The report also identified the fact that the soldiers were told that “terrorists had made a bid to buy the chemical weapons.” Are we awake? Do we have your attention?As we look forward to the Nov. 2 election, I would maintain that all considerations and differences between the national-level candidates pale relative as to how we as a nation conduct WW III.I submit that we should ask ourselves who Osama bin Laden would vote for if he was voting; then, vote for the other guy.


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