Airstrike in Somalia

by Mike on January 8, 2007

in Politics

An American gunship has conducted an airstrike against Al Qaeda operatives in Somalia. It’s good to see some offense in the War on Terror. Hopefully, more of our actions will be publicized like this one.

Mark Levin is on the air anticipating liberal reactions to this latest round of offense in the War on Terror:

  • This airstrike distracts us from the hunt for Bin Laden;
  • The terrorists didn’t receive a fair trial
  • The terrorists didn’t receive due process

That’s a good list, but let’s not forget:

  • Killing the terrorists will only turn them into martyrs;
  • There should be an investigation to determine if the Al Qaeda operatives made any phone calls to the U.S. which were illegally wiretapped by the Bush war machine without a properly executed warrant;
  • This is another example of a rush to war without U.N. approval;
  • We should have done more to secure our ports before we gallivanted around the world on another military mission;
  • There should be an investigation to determine if big companies like Halliburton profited from the airstrike;
  • It’s time to redeploy from Somalia; and,
  • Why can’t Bush just admit that he made a mistake?

I’m sure there are more. Or is military action acceptable now that the Democrats control Congress?

UPDATE: The strike may have killed one of the terrorists responsible for the 1998 African embassy bombings. Allahpundit has the details and history.

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