Skip to comments."The Smoking Qu'ran": a fictional view of the way it SHOULD have happened. . .
Posted on 02/26/2012 4:05:36 PM PST by Salgak
Sumner looked up from the incident report to find Secretary of State Ernest Tyszczenko and Secretary of Defense Isaac Guillory staring down at him expectantly.
"I wouldn't have believed it if it had been any less blatant or less well documented," Sumner said.
Guillory nodded. "It was witnessed by more than thirty people, most of them First Division troops."
"Where's the murderer now?"
"The Afghan foreign minister claims he's in custody awaiting trial," Tyszczenko murmured.
"Oh? Really?" Sumner rose and stood with arms akimbo. "Awaiting trial? We'll see about that." He stabbed at the intercom button on his desk phone. "Sally?"
"Yes, Mr. President?"
"Get General Maclaurin over here, pronto." Sumner released the button and turned back to his guests. "There will be no trial, gentlemen."
"Mr. President--" Tyszczenko said. Sumner silenced him with a slashing hand.
"You know better, Ernest. If the Afghans keep him, he'll neither be tried nor punished. So I mean to have him." An ice-glazed smile spread over his face. "And he still won't receive a trial."
"Sir, the diplomatic implications--"
"Enough, Ernest." Sumner's smile gave way to a murderous glare. "I'm sick and tired of pretending that we can conduct civilized relations with savages. There will be no diplomatic exchanges. No notes. No letters of protest. No representations before the General Assembly of the United Nations." He closed his eyes, breathed deeply and released it slowly. "There will be justice. For the whole world to see." The attention light on his desk phone lit, and his arctic smile returned. "Now if you gentlemen will excuse me, I have another visitor to confer with."
(Excerpt) Read more at eternityroad.info ...
The short version is at the source address above, the full version is linked off that page as well. It's worth a read. . .
I suspect many of you will wish, as I do, that THIS is what happened, as opposed to the multiple apologies given by the Obama Administration. . . .
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