When I’m listening to two guys with guns–one a four-star general leading our troops in Afghanistan and the other a holster-packing freak who thinks he’s Abraham ready to sacrifice his own –I think I’ll go with the general.

I’m a little surprised that the Terry Jones Koran-burning controversy has gained the traction and notoriety it has, though. Jones has been pulling these anti-Muslim stunts for some time now. And to his dismay, he’s been ignored. This guy is a drama queen. He would burn his grandmother’s underwear if he thought it would get him some attention.

So who thought it would be a good idea to give this lunatic a platform? Why not continue to let him squawk in anonymity? Why has the media given this man so much attention? There are a lot of people in this world who are certain that the CIA is monitoring them through their dental crowns. Should we give them open microphones too?

Mr. Jones says he has received so many death threats that he has taken to strapping a gun to his hip. I suspect he’d really need that firearm if he were to encounter a group of U.S. rangers on leave from the deserts of Afghanistan. They’re continuously being shot at by hordes of low-rent dictator wannabes who think stoning women is good sport.

He should listen to General David Petraeus who has asked that he refrain from burning Korans, for the sake of American troops on the ground.

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Chris Battle founded Security Debrief as a forum for the homeland security community to discuss pressing issues and current debates in national security, counter-terrorism and law enforcement. After a long fight against kidney cancer, Chris passed in August 2013. Read More