Friday, July 13, 2007

Symbolism Over Substance

The US Senate has doubled the bounty on the head of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, offering $US50 million ($A57.6 million) for his capture or information leading to his death. The bill, boosting the price on Bin Laden's head under the US State Department Rewards for Justice Program, passed by an 87-1 vote.

Yes. Osama's loyalists can't be bought for #25,000,000.00. Doubling that shoulf make them reconsider! I understand the symbolism, showing that we give a flip about where he is, but the time has come for less symbolism and more concrete actions on a wide area of issues we face.