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)
trouble?

Discuss.

- Daniel A. Munz

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