Monday, May 09, 2005

Home, Abroad, and Resolve

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Here is an oversimplification for you. Why have there been no suicide bombers in America since 9/11? Nevermind a massive attack, we haven't even had a car bomb. Have our intelligence and law enforcement abilities improved that much in four years? Are explosives hard to come by in our cities? Have we become even better at protecting public places than the Israelis?

The terrorists want us to disengage from the world. They are betting that enough attacks abroad will convince us to retreat to our borders. Generally speaking, attacks on American soil strengthen our resolve. We are not going to withdraw from the U.S.A. But they are betting that we will withdraw from the Middle East if they kill enough of us.

Are they correct?


Anonymous Marvalene Hughes said...

The reason is largely that a large portion of the potential pool of terrorists are congregated in Iraq, where we are killing them wholesale.

May 11, 2005 1:30 PM  

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