Haha, wow. OK.
First, worrying about how to comfort victims is an appeal to emotion. Which is exactly the thing that creates so many unenforceable-at-best laws in this country.
Second, the burden is not on me. The burden is on you. You are the one that wants to take our rights and privacy away. History does not look kindly on those who to take away rights and privacy in the name of security.
But, if you want some suggestions...
Maybe we shouldn't have let the CIA act with impunity to use bin Laden in that little Afghanistan proxy conflict with the Red Menace. Hey, the threat of global annihilation was "real," so we needed to do whatever it took to keep America secure right?
Maybe we should have skipped the whole Iraq adventure and used that money to build up Afghanistan this time instead of just leaving it to languish like we did in the 80's.
Maybe we should stop using drones. Anyone we kill with them can be easily replaced...especially when hand them propaganda by killing civilians with the same drones.
Maybe we shouldn't have walked into Iraq with complete arrogance and allowed the violence to get away from us to the tune of 97,000 documented civilian deaths.
Maybe we should stop thinking about foreign policy with the same short-sighted quarter-to-quarter-profit thinking that subverted our economy.
Maybe we should look at Israel and see what 60 years of hardline, no-compromise thinking gets you.
Maybe troops overseas should get out of their APCs and live among the people, protect them. Maybe we should use that as a model for intelligence collection instead of the CIA's model.
Maybe we should consider disbanding the CIA, an organization with verifiably accurate books dedicated to their list of failures that border on war crimes at best. An organization that, conveniently, is allowed to keep its successes (if there are any) secret.
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