That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Barf...er Harf... said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --" She acknowledged there's "no easy solution" and said the U.S. would still take out ISIS leaders. But Barf...oops Harf... said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this -- what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?" Sometimes these liberal progressives make statements which defy explanation. Such was the "solution for extremism" advanced by a comely young wench who hangs around the State Department. The problem she sought to address has existed since Biblical times. Before the current crop of extremists picked up their AK 47s, extremists picked up bolt action rifles...before that, as time runs back, it was bows and arrows, spears and finally rocks--delivered by hand or a weapon such as the sling with which Little David beaned Goliath. The point here is that they've been killing each other and various other races since history has been written. They don't look for jobs, Barf...sorry...they look for weapons!!!At that point, Barf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, after he cleaned up his legs and changed his Pampers, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims." Way to go, Chris!As it happens, I may have a solution which could bring Barf and the "wet-legged" Matthews together. Bear in mind that I haven't worked out the logistics on my plan but what I propose is for the Texas National Guard to hire the extremists and use them for target practice and field problems related to "kill ranges for explosive devices and munitions. Not only would this solve an international problem but it would benefit the extremists...they would get the virgins sooner and with less effort.And folks, believe me...they ARE Islamic Terrorists!!! Jim Morris
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