Seattle Seahawks coach and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll said some pretty interesting stuff to Seattle Times reporter Jerry Brewer back in 2013. Not interesting stuff about the NFL or the spread offense or the decided advantage the 12th Man offers. No, Carroll said interesting stuff about how he could have taken care of the whole Iraq situation without incurring a single casualty.
“OK, let me give you an illustration,” Carroll says. “Let’s say, after all the stuff that we heard about what was going on in Iraq, we sent 10,000 people to Iraq as peacefully as we could go. And we walked wherever they would let us go, and we just talked to people and listened to what their issues were. And then we tried to figure out the best way we could support them and change things, as opposed to bombing (expletive) thousands of people with shock and awe. It might’ve taken us longer to influence change, but nobody would’ve died. And the power that we could’ve generated by just being willing to listen and see if there was a way we could answer their call and help them, whatever they wanted.
“Not tell them what to do. Not change them. Just help them go where they wanted to go. What if we had done that? How much money would that have cost us? Give me a thousand peace workers that would go over and do that. Just listen and talk. Think of what we could’ve done, as opposed to killing hundreds of thousands of people or whatever we did. And leave the wrath of what we did.”
Alright then. It’s a damn shame we didn’t get this guy to the Oval Office through a grassroots write-in campaign. We could have saved a lot of heartache and, hell, the Seahawks might still be likable.
Perhaps the next time such an important crossroads appears before us, our nation’s leaders will consult The Guy With All The Answers.
[H/T: Seattle Times]