MUST READS: Terrorism

by | Feb 25, 2008 | Must Reads, Notes

Worshippers of Death – Alan Dershowitz, Wall Street Journal
A basic premise of warfare — that combatants can easily be distinguished from noncombatants — has changed.  As more women and children are recruited by their mothers and religious leaders to become suicide bombers, more women and children will be shot at.  That too is part of the terrorists’ game plan.

An inordinate fear of terrorism? – Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
Two years after Jimmy Carter warned against an inordinate fear of communism, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. "History teaches, perhaps, very few clear lessons," Mr. Carter said. "But surely one such lesson learned by the world at great cost is that aggression, unopposed, becomes a contagious disease." Mr. Carter learned that the hard way. Will Barack Obama have to learn the same lesson, the same way.

Pelosi’s Dems side with trial lawyers, terrorists – Rep. Adam Putnam, N.Y. Post
Although 67 senators supported a bipartisan bill to help U.S. intelligence surveil terrorists, Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats adjourned without even a vote, leaving Americans vulnerable to a pre-9/11 system that blindfolds law enforcement.  Why?  The reason is simple:  66 trial lawyers, who have given House Democrats $1.5 million, want to be able to sue telephone companies who did their duty as Americans.

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