More damnable lies from a White House flying monkey speaking for President Bush:
Meeting briefly with reporters Monday aboard Air Force One, Trent Duffy, a White House spokesman subbing for Scott McClellan, said that President Bush believes that those who want the U.S. to begin to change course in Iraq do not want America to win the overall “war on terror”… Speaking to reporters, Duffy said that Bush “can understand that people don’t share his view that we must win the war on terror…”
History teaches us that violence never resolves terrorism. No terrorist group (or its equivalent) in recorded history has ever been put down by force. We can retaliate when we are attacked by terrorists, and we can try to root them out before they hit us, but if we use force as our only tool in this struggle, the violence against us will only escalate.
Violence did not resolve the IRA’s terror campaign against the British. New prosperity in Ireland, generated largely by technology (borne of improved educational resources) was largely responsible for the quelling of hostilities.
And look at Israel. Their democratically elected, religion-based government is locked in continuously escalating violence with the Palestinians that has been going on for 50 years and could go on for centuries to come.
President Bush needs all Americans to be afraid. He uses our fear as a lever to control us. This technique is many things – evil, for one – but what it is not is leadership.