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FITSNews – April 8, 2008 – With all due respect to President George W. Bush, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and all the other Washington Republicans who think the War in Iraq is the greatest thing since sliced bread, we’re still not sold.

Sure, we’re all for blowing people off the face of the earth, but as we’ve written in the past we’re not sure America has the stomach to fight real wars anymore. And since it’s apparently politically-incorrect to nuke anybody, where exactly does that leave us?

Well, according to the New York Times, it leaves us up the Euphrates without a paddle. According to Sen. Graham, however, it leaves us as the last, best hope of Iraqi-kind.

So who’s right? Who knows …

All we know is no Iraqi ever called us a … wait, nevermind. No Iraqi ever called us anything. In fact, we’d be hard pressed to find Iraq on a map. We know where Al Queda is on a map, though.

Anyway, with the war getting beaucoup national ink this week as America’s top Iraqi military advisor and diplomatic envoy spend two days testifying before the U.S. Senate, we figure we’d throw in our two cents on the whole situation.

And that two cents is as follows:

We should leave.

Oh, and we should also stop waterboarding people, stop performing extreme renditions and stop the open-ended wiretapping of American citizens, because none of that stuff is working, either.

Seriously, what part of America’s response to the September 11 terrorist attacks has actually worked? 

We did all the typical kneejerk stuff that politicians always do, but we’re no safer, no more secure and the world is no better off than it was six years ago.

But instead of just whining, we’re all about offering solutions here at FITSNews. And specifically, our plan for Iraq would be the same as our plan for any country which harbors terrorists or any country whose citizens kill Americans – “total disproportionate response.”

Put simply, if people from your country fly planes into our buildings, blow up our embassies overseas or specifically target our citizens for murder, abduction or even so much as an “eat sh*t look,” then guess what … America’s going to drop the biggest nuclear bomb we’ve got on top of your largest city.

Obviously countries like France would bitch and moan, and the liberal media here in America would go positively ape-shit, but we’ve got to stop fighting wars based on what Oprah and Geraldo think is best and start fighting them the way Ghengis Khan or Hammurabi would.

Or Harry Truman, for that matter.

Sure, lots of innocent Japanese people perished when Truman decided to nuke Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, and that’s too bad. But Japan hasn’t f*cked with us since, people … and the simple fact of the matter is those two bombs saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.

And while we’re sure nuclear bombs are expensive, we doubt they cost as much as the $440 billion we’ve spent over there since 2003 so that people who hate us could shoot at our soldiers …