Wouldn't it be great if we could travel back in time, do certain things differently, change the future? Watching events in the Middle East, especially after the accidental burning of 4 korans, the Qur'an can be used as a cryptograph to relay messages, I'm wishing we could go back in time and do things differently.
The name Wayback Machine is a reference to a segment from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show in which time-traveling Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman use a time machine called the "WABAC machine" to witness, participate in, and, more often than not, alter famous events in history (and usually wind up instrumental in making events come out "right").
Let us pretend it is the day after Muslim terrorists attacked the United States using passenger planes, destroying the World Trade Center, damaging the Pentagon, and killing almost 3,000 innocent people. Let us pretend that our government does not send in our military and begin a long war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Let us pretend that President George W. Bush decided to attack the countries that finance, protect, train, and breed terrorists and those attacks were in the form of a massive bombing campaign. A coordinated bombing attach with the biggest, baddest, most destructive bombs we have in our arsenal on Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, (fill in the blank).
It doesn't do any good to bomb an aspirin factory like Bill Clinton did and claim a victory. So what would our targets be?
Perhaps stopping all our foreign aid, all our money that goes to terrorist sympathizing countries, would have been a good start in sending a message.
Perhaps stopping the lax immigration of persons from these Muslim countries would send a message. If nothing else, this would stop all the bad guys from coming to this country under the guise of student visas, overstaying their visas year after year, only to spend their time on American soil planning to harm us. Oh, to have a time machine or even a chrystal ball.
Would the United States be in any more danger today than we currently are after all these years in Iraq and Afghanistan? Would we be any safer, knowing that after leaving Iraq and Afghanistan the situation will once again turn violent? Knowing that all the money, blood, we have expended in Muslim countries, trying to win hearts and minds was a futile effort.
Are you tired of American politicians and military leaders apologizing to our enemies, trying to put lipstick on savages? If you could hop in the Wayback Machine and change our reaction to September 11, 2001, would you? If you were president, what would you do differently?
We know the situation today, how would things be different, better, today if we had named the enemy, dealt with the enemy differently, rather than trying to make people like us?
Let your mind wander, think about it, but sadly there is no going back, no do over. However, there is a future. There is time to pick leaders that will do things differently in the future. We do not need a president who sympathizes with our enemies and insults our friends.
Vote wisely in upcoming elections, because there is no going back.