Thursday, December 13, 2012

Magical thinking

Daniel Greenfield writes at Sultan Knish about ending Islamic terrorism. Apparently the National Intelligence council is predicting that Islamic terrorism will end by 2030.

In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono put up billboards with the message, "War is Over! If you want it" to protest against the Vietnam War. That's the magical thinking policy that Washington DC runs on now and the National Intelligence Council, under the Director of National Intelligence, who deleted any mention of Al Qaeda from the Benghazi talking points, reflect that magical thinking.

Islamic terrorism can be over by September 12, 2030 if we decide to fight it the way that most of us thought we would on September 12, 2001. We can give our children and grandchildren the gift of a world without Islamic Terrorism. Or we can give them the nightmare of another 18 years of Islamic terror.

Greenfield asks whether we will in the future have civilized savages, as our current leaders seem to be hoping for, or will we have savaged civilizations?

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1 comment:

Terri Wagner said...

I don't mean to be a grinch but we (as in the west) tried that in the 1400s but they're back giggle.