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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Getting Our Butts Kicked in the War on Terror

As my previous post indicates, I don't necessarily agree with Paul Hein that "if they are trying to destroy us, it just might be because we ARE destroying them," because we are not destroying British citizens of Pakistani origin. But Hein nails it with these observations:
Reports are that 400,000 people have had their travel plans disrupted by this plot. More precisely, they have had their travel plans disrupted by the reaction to the plot!

When a single phone call to authorities revealing a nefarious plot, or a single leaked message, or suspicious email, can put an entire country on alert, and disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, at a cost of many millions of dollars, terrorism is winning the war.

Like the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, the purpose of the "War on Terror" is not to eradicate terrorism, but to enlarge government and destroy liberty. "Losing" the War on Terror is the point of waging it.

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