I was at first pleased that the billions spent on homeland security by this administration paid off in that loyal American Muslims were actively engaged as informants in protecting our country. It later developed that, were it not for a convicted addict seeking a reduced sentence, all those billions would go for naught, and we are more vulnerable than ever.
A note to our intelligence community: Openly solicit loyal American Muslims to act as agents to prevent terror originating in their own communities. This will have a threefold benefit:
— We might actually get some of them to perform this vital task.
— It will emphasize to the world and to the Muslims that their faith is in conflict with democratic values.
— It will cause chaos within their ranks in that they will become suspicious of each other, impeding their ability to formulate and implement terrorist attacks.
— Bernard Lehrer, Ventura