Friday, September 7, 2007

Counterterrorism and Intelligence Treaty Organization

John Edwards has a flawed and naively bad idea to Combat World Wide Terrorism.
Edwards said the centerpiece of his terrorism policy will be a new multilateral organization called the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Treaty Organization. He said it will be designed to coordinate operations like the recent arrest of three suspected terrorists in Germany who were suspected of plans to bomb airports and other institutions in the country.

"Those nations who join will, by working together, show the world the power of cooperation," Edwards said. "Those nations who join will also be required to commit to tough criteria about the steps they will take to root out extremists, particularly those who cross borders. Those nations who refuse to join will be called out before the world." [emphasis mine]

This astonishing proposal is reported in this Associated Press (AP) article Edwards Proposing Anti-Terrorism Agency. Former Senator and Current Democratic Presidential Candidate Edwards, wants to share top secret intelligence information with countries like Germany, France, and traditional Allies Russia, China and Saudi Arabia.

Someone once said that you can keep a secret only if you keep it to yourself. Our Government cannot control the leaks from within, so how will we control foreign Governments? Sounds like a plan the Terrorists will love.

By the way, don't we already have a World Wide Organization designed to promote World Peace and sanction Nations who harbor/engage in Terror Activities called the United Nations (UN)? As we all know the UN is the World's Model of an Governing Body free full of Scandal, Crime and Corruption.

To people like John Edwards, any Governmental Failure is a call for bigger Government. Typically the Democrats see any Government Organizational Failure as a need to add additional Governmental Organizations to fix the original failure. They almost never fix the original failure.

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