Since I failed once again to sleep during the night, I’ll be taking a
brief nap, and will resume blogging in the early afternoon. In the meantime,
here’s a question to ponder:

The Bush strategy for fighting terrorism, at least in theory, relies
on the idea that free countries will breed and export fewer terrorists.
I’m open to this idea. But in a world where it takes maybe 50 guys with a modest-to-large bankroll to pull off something like 9/11, is creating fewer
terrorists really going to help appreciably? Even if the Bush strategy
convinces 95% of potential Al Qaeda recruits not to join up, isn’t it
that really, really crazy top 5% that gives us the most (visible)


- Daniel A. Munz