posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 01:39 PM
From an American's POV.
Step 1: Recognize that a war on terror can never truly be won; the best we can hope for is stability and defensibility. Rename the war on terror to
just plain national security. Remove the "terror alert" public system, as nobody conceivably plans their life around it and it only seems to serve
as a fear factory for furthering the administration's agenda.
Step 2: Wait out the current administration in its entirety. While a smart person should never completely trust a career politician, politics are an
unfortunate necessity of our world thus we need someone to fill these roles. However, our current administration, from the President all the
way down to handpicked yes-people, have proven that not only can we not trust them with their power, but that they will abuse said power regardless of
The president has less than two years remaining in his term, and short of unlikely future scenarious such as a military coup or some revolution
prompted by martial law, our only option is waiting the administration out and voting the right people in.
Step 3: Remove all U.S. forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. Coalition forces would follow. Now that Kofi's retiring, we can hope for less nepotism,
fiscal abuse, and related scandal as the U.N. will take over the rebuilding process.
Step 4: The Department of Homeland Security needs to begin spending some of its millions on actually securing the homeland. Secure all borders,
fortified with walls, fences, and guards. That may sound cruel, but the damage to our reputation has already been done, regardless of which set of
individuals we'd like to blame it on. This has fueled bonafide terrorists for the last several years, and let's not forget the "illegal" in
illegal alien; if you have to sneak into the country, you're not wanted. It doesn't matter how things were done one or two hundred years ago; this
Further, port inspection needs to step up well past the currently pathetic inspection rate of all incoming cargo. 100% is a tough goal to reach, but
2% isn't even trying.
Step 5: The hardest part, keep our new administration in check. Remind them that their role is to serve us, not to play international cop. If they
begin to stray down the wrong path, do not hesitate to speak up and spread the word.