I’ve posted before about Liberal half-truths. Liberals like to take true statements, pick a few words they like, and produce a new statement to support their cause, even if they have to twist words to the extreme. This time, the half-truths are comming from a liberal news blog. First, the headline from www.oliverwillis.com:
Mitt Romney Thinks Finding Bin Laden Not Worth It
Quite a shocking statement. Mitt Romney thinks we should call off the Bin Laden search? Well, not exactly. The exact quote, mentioned later in the article:
[Romney] Said the country would be safer by only “a small percentage” and would see “a very insignificant increase in safety” if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” Romney said.
Romney did not say catching Bin Laden was not worth it, he simply said that dumping millions of dollars and thousands of man hours into finding one terrorist leader may not be the best use of those resources, and he has a point.
The fact is clear, Bin Laden is not the only terrorist leader. Nor is strength of the radical islamic movement dependent on Bin Ladens condition. We have already sidelined Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda has splintered, and there are many more dangerous threats to our country. The millions of dollars and thousands of men who would be used to find Bin-Laden may be better used protecting our ports and borders, gaurding our airports and subways, and taking on more immediate threats, like Iran. I’m not saying (and neither is Mitt) that we should stop looking for Bin Laden, its just that there are more pressing dangers than a man who’s only communication with the outside worlds is a pack of donkey-riding, desk-job jihadists.