I'm not a huge John Ringo fan, but if you look at my bookshelves, you'll find that he isn't a rarity, either. So I have to admit to being a little surprised to finding a short essay from him that I had never heard of, "Option Zero". Originally appearing on Baen's Bar, it apparently has nearly escaped the Intertubz memory, which in itself is frightening enough.
The essay itself may well scare you the rest of the way out of your wits. While it is obviously from early on in the "War on Terror", and while things have changed greatly, if you think about it, not matter what you think of it, no matter what you call it, the war isn't over. While I don't give a happy damn for our government, no matter who is in power at this point, our Muslim enemies don't really care about that, and would happily murder me and my family just the same, thanks.
So as a public service, I'm going to join A Gun Guy's Perspective in hosting a copy of "Option Zero". If Baen or John Ringo want it down, leave a comment and it will come down. But I think this needs to be seen and considered seriously, given current events, before Option Zero is our only option. I'm one of those guys he speaks of at the end, and in that case, yeah--I'd happily push that button. I'll really have nothing left to live for, so the results really won't matter to me. You might want to consider that, Hadji.