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The President’s mouthpiece, Scott McClellan, was asked to comment on a recent Amnesty International report that states, “As a strategy, the war on terror is bankrupt of vision and bereft of principle. Sacrificing human rights in the name of security at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad, and using preemptive military force where and when it chooses have neither increased security nor ensured liberty.”

McClellan replied, "My response is that the war on terrorism has resulted in the liberation of 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq"

What!!? Shouldn't progress in the "war on terror" be measured by a decrease in the frequency, number, and/or devastation of terrorist attacks? Shouldn't it be measured by the capture and killing of terrorists, and the deterrence of new terrorist recruits?

At what point did our mission change from capturing or killing bin Laden and dismantling al Qaeda, to giving "People in those countries... the kinds of protections that we're used to in the United States."?

Who gives a crap? I want bin Laden's head on a plate!

Posted by American Pundit at May 28, 2004 6:40 AM