If I Were President: An End To Wars...

If I were President, I would declare an immediate end to wars that could not be won: the War on Cancer, the War on Drugs, and the War on Terror. I would vow to the American public that when I declare war, it would be a decision I make with a heavy heart, against a clearly defined foe, with a clearly defined objective, after all other options had been exhausted, and using overwhelming and decisive force.

The Wars on Drugs, Terror, and Cancer are programs of containment against a nebulous target and with nebulous objectives. How do we know we've 'won'? When cancer has been eradicated? When illicit drug use has been eradicated? When terrorism has been eradicated? Impossible!

These wars have failed. They have only succeeded in demonstrating the impossibility of victory. The War on Terror has actually compounded the problem it sought to solve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah young grasshopper you have failed to snatch the pebble of truth present in your musing. The wars are not meant to actually achieve anything other that distract the population from the fact that the leadership of the country has no idea how to run an economy, a health care system, or an education system. While young people are dying in far away lands and billions are spent trying to curb illegal drug use while legal drug use kills millions, leaders are writing contracts worth billions to one another and slapping each other on the back about how great they are at leading while secrectly crossing their fingers behind their backs. No, young grasshoppers, the wars being waged are doing exactly what they are supposed to do and the people in power do not want that to change. Ever.