Saturday, August 12, 2006

Salient Points From the Foiled Terrorist Plan

1. Surveillance works, and if the Brit’s government had the ACLU and The New York Times fighting them, like the U.S. does, they likely would have been prevented from implementing effective surveillance tactics that helped track the terrorists, and likely would have missed catching them.

2. The predominant characteristics of the terrorists targeting the U.S., Great Britain, and other Western democracies are (still) that they are Muslims and of Middle Eastern extraction. Profiling should be used.

3. When The New York Times reveals how the U.S. goes about tracking terrorist activities, it hinders the ability of the U.S. to track terrorists. The Times should be prosecuted for hampering U.S. efforts at national security.

4. The terrorist threat is real, a point which eludes Bush critics; Islamic fascists did not give up on killing Americans after September 11, 2001.

Falacious Argument #632: Allowing our government to monitor international phone calls involving suspected terrorists is an unacceptable threat to our freedoms.

Response: As the dead have no freedoms, it only makes sense to use every available tool to hunt terrorists down and take them out, preventing them from killing us.

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