Monday, July 28, 2008


So says Barry Hussein.

The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down."


America is not built on tearing down things, but on building things. America is not built of demanding that we all be the same, but that we just respect common laws and codes in the secular world and individual religious rights. It is when secular laws are rejected... torn down to be replaced by religious and cultural laws.... that we run into trouble.


Because when you start tearing down the walls, who will determine what is right and what is wrong? Our system has proven the best there ever has been at retaining traditional and culture and religious differences while providing the legal and secular glue that keep the groups together, eventually producing an end result that is acceptable to everyone.

We tinker with this process at great risk.

Monday Morning Quarterbacking.......

is always fun, especially when you have the team's Center telling you what the deal was.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — In his seventh of month of U.S. captivity, Osama bin Laden's driver told a pair of FBI agents that it was America's fault that the al Qaida leader was alive.

The message was, ''You had these opportunities, America. You didn't do anything,'' FBI agent George Crouch Jr. testified Friday at Salim Hamdan's war crimes trial.

The United States could have killed bin Laden in Khartoum, Sudan, before he moved to Afghanistan in 1996, Hamdan told his interrogators. They could have killed him after al Qaida's 1998 twin bombings at the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Or after the October 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole, at the port of Aden in Yemen, which left 17 U.S. sailors dead.

Instead, ''Bin Laden was emboldened.'' So he struck with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leaving nearly 3,000 dead.