Monday, July 25, 2005

What he said

Sharp-elbowed wisdom @The Smirking Chimp
Terrorism is the new black. It will remain in fashion until the War on Terror ends.

Two things have been proven by this so-called 'War on Terror', an idea that from its outset was as absurd as a 'War on Violence'. First, this escapade has demonstrated that terrorism works. It works better than anything: better than diplomacy, better than eloquence, better than the teachings of Gandhi or Jesus Christ or Martin Luther King. Second, the War on Terror has proven that the battleground of the future is at home, where the civilians are.
Effective anti-terrorist action requires detective work, infiltration, and excision. These are instruments of law, not war. To believe that toppling nations will defeat terrorism is to believe that setting a dog on fire will rid the world of fleas.


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