I realize that hardly anyone reads my site and, that I am preaching to the converted but, I figured I’d point to an editorial that more or less encapsulates my views on yesterdays events.
In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Pennsylvania, some officials and media pundits have advocated policy that is certain to haunt future generations.
Will fervor and panic drive us to give the FBI and CIA totalitarian powers? Are we really ready to go to war over this? And I mean real war, not some video game. I mean bayonets, POWs, internment camps and nightly body counts. If we start doing this, those responsible for yesterdays attacks will have won and gained the moral high ground. How are terrorists created? What has the United States done to make people that angry?
Before the United States engages in another bout of cruise missile diplomacy, let’s think about the consequences that such an action may entail.