Fighting Them Over There

There is no finite number of terrorists. And we will not be able to keep them all in one place so we can kill them all at once.

Pakistani officials tell ABC News a new terrorist plan to attack the United States and Europe is being organized by a shadowy Pakistani, who is the keeper of the log of recruits who attended al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan in the 1990s.

Pakistani police and military officials identify the man as Matiur Rehman, whose role as al Qaeda’s planning director was first revealed by ABCNews.com earlier this year.

U.S. law enforcement sources tell ABC News Rehman is now the “leading suspect” in the attack earlier this year on the U.S. consulate in Karachi that killed a State Department Foreign Service officer, David Foy. Officials say the car bomb attack was planned by Rehman.

And it is time that the people pushing that ridiculous argument — basically, that other people’s kids should do the tough job of killing bad guys in a country we don’t have to see reduced to rubble if we can just shut off the TV — realize how morally bankrupt and criminally delusional it is.

It’s one thing to push a strategy. There are any number of reality-based ways of fighting terrorism — look at the Brits making arrests, for example, with law enforcement without invading Venezuala just to engorge their national cock — and people can argue the merits of one over the merits of another.

It’s another thing entirely to pass off bar room bravado about how “we” are fighting “them” over “there,” when “we” generally cannot find “there” on a map or pick “them” out of a lineup, and know damn well it isn’t going to work. Killing other people’s kids to satisfy your need to have something to say over a beer or on Tweety’s show of an evening is a form of sickness I have no words to describe.

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