AMNESTY for the ABU SAYYAF!??!?!
I appreciate the relief you must feel
now that your fellow Red Cross volunteer
has been freed after six months in the jungles,
but I also hope that this isn't a kneejerk
reaction to the happy resolution
of Eugenio Vagni's abduction.
Does the Abu Sayyaf have any sort of
ideological, political, philosophical,
or even a religious agenda?
Are they New Age Freedom Fighters of some sort?
Are they modern-day Robin Hoods?
OF COURSE NOT.
The Abu Sayyaf targets
Civilians as well as Politicians,
Red Cross Volunteers and the Media,
the Religious as well as the Military.
No distinctions at all made
between the innocent and those that
they perceive to be their "enemies".
They are nothing but
greedy extortionists and power-tripping rapists.
They are nothing but criminals of the worst kind,
responsible for countless abuses and acts of violence,
beheadings, killings, and kidnappings.
Ces Drilon, just a year ago.
And I hope the good Senator
remembers the tragedy of the Burnhams.
for all his faults as President,
was absolutely right when he waged
against these bandits.
I'm loving the fact that
a promising young politician
is carrying on with a policy of
against these terrorists.
whose wife, Rep. Nikki Teodoro,
retracted her signature from HR 1109,
is fast proving himself to be an astute,
independent, and intelligent Secretary of Defense.
We need someone like him in a Higher Office.