I have always been a supporter of the Danish crusade in Afghanistan. Spreading the Christian word and fighting terrorists is always a noble case.
But recent developments have caused me to be in doubt.
Yesterday it became clear that a Danish woman is going to be sent to Florida to face some bogus charges made by criminals, who are afraid to testify against her former boyfriend, who she was in an abusive relationship with. The other criminals had to give the prosecutors some names, so they could take a plea deal with almost none prison time and because they were afraid to be killed by the boyfriends powerful connections inside the prisons, they singled the Danish woman, who at that time was a young girl. We are talking of a case which is more than 10 years old.
She managed to flee to Denmark when she realized that the police would point her out as the drug lord responsible for the entire operation and that she properly would be killed in jail, so none would learn the truth.
It is not that I doubt that the justice system over there is poor. High profile cases like the one of George Stinney testifies that they have a system with thorough investigations. It is almost impossible for them to convict someone innocent of the crimes they are accused of.
But there must be some concern about her safety. First they have to get her to confess to her crimes and she will properly end up in a tough prison where she within a week will confess to any crime they will ask her to including the murder of several presidents in the past. The problem is that someone is not interesting in her ever to be able to testify in court and she will be risking being a target of a hit inside the prison system.
I have to say that based on what I have learned in connection with this case, I do no longer believe that we should participate in the war against terrorism. I believe that it is time to recall our boys serving so hard overthere while soldiers from several other states in Europe is drinking beer back in the safer parts of this country.
So dear Mr. Rasmussen:
Please take our boys home. The war is no longer being conducted on terms we can agree on.