Thursday, September 11, 2008
Off track ever since 9/11
It's popular among the War Party to say that 9/11 "changed everything." Of course it didn't, it simply highlighted new challenges the U.S. had to face. Unfortunately, our government and most of those who babble about changing everything show no sign of learning just what those challenges really are. As this Register editorial points out, to a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail, and to a government with a capable military everything looks like something to be handled militarily. There may be some people down at the second, third, or fourth sublevels of some government departments who have given serious thought to how to deal with fanatical stateless terrorist groups, but we've proven pretty conclusively that invading Iraq wasn't the way to do it.