Originally posted June 20, 2016.
Former CIA bin Laden Unit Chief Michael Scheuer has a plan that many Americans can embrace in a heartbeat. Dr. Scheuer would send a select group of what he refers to as “arrogant and sniveling anti-Americans” on a one-way trip no American would ever forget.
Now is the time – listen up, Mr. Trump – for the United States to get out of the Middle East as quickly and completely as possible, certainly before the IS post-cities insurgency resumes in Iraq and Syria. There is nothing left in that theater for the United Sates except additional costly and U.S. Marine-killing defeats. While we are at it, the republic should both withdraw from Afghanistan – the prototypical “lost cause” — and recall each of the numerous penny-packets of U.S. Special Forces from Africa that Obama has deployed for domestic political impact and not anti-Islamist military affect.
I think it would be a grand thing to create an armed, volunteer battalion – perhaps the “Battalion of the Expendable”? — of those who want America to wage unending interventionist, nation-building wars and who want to void the 2nd Amendment and so deny U.S. citizens the ability to defend themselves against the Islamists, an incompetent, cowardly, and/or PC-palsied national government, and the many former U.S. military personnel – all partially responsible for America losing two wars to the Islamists – now urging unconstitutional gun-control measures so the citizenry cannot defend itself against either the Islamists or the oppressive national government that has created a shadow army of 200,000 heavily armed bureaucrats to use against them.
Start this project with the 51 State Department employees who want their fellow citizens to wage a nation-building war in Syria because the poor, dear little things find Asaad’s regime repugnant; add the staffs of the National Review, Washington Post, New York Times, Commentary, and the Weekly Standard; mix in arrogant and sniveling anti-Americans like Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos; throw in experienced but always defeated soldiers like General McChrystal and other military retirees who want to unconstitutionally deny weaponry to Americans whom they and the U.S. military have proven incompetent to defend; and complement this group with a Hodge-podge of John Bolton, Charles Krauthammer, Mark Levin, Senators McCain and Graham, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, George Clooney, George Soros, and the top-tier leadership of AIPAC, the Council of Foreign Relations, and anyone else who wants to start unnecessary, interventionist wars that will kill and maim other people’s kids, not their own. Once gathered, dress them in camouflaged uniforms, give each of them an AK-47, ammunition, and some MREs, and provide them transportation – after relieving each of his or her U.S. passport — to the war zone of their choice. Then, as they fly off to their death-by-nation-building, rejoice in the knowledge that for once, in the long, bloody, and financially ruinous history of unnecessary U.S. interventionism, the people who truly deserve to die will be doing the dying.