Thursday, July 07, 2005

Thoughts on the attack on London

I have to say this...
The attack on London this morning strikes me as being sad on a number of levels... not the least of which is a nagging feeling that it just might have been preventable. I wonder what if we had used a substantial portion of the resources we have committed to the Global War on Terror to a committed effort to identify and eliminate al-Quaeda. What if we had treated the mass murders committed on 9/11/2001 as the criminal acts of an organized international criminal network? We used to be pretty good at dealing with organized crime. What if we had focused on al-Quaeda?
Chasing cockroaches with a sledgehammer just seems like an odd strategy... although, to give the devil his due, we have attracted al-Quaeda to Iraq now where we can bring our troops to bear... and we don't seem to be much safer than we were four years ago.
I know that there's no sense crying over spilled milk. It's just painful to contemplate. Terrorism is such a loathesome, cruel and indiscriminate way to go about anything.
I'm keeping a good thought for the casualties in London, and for all those who love them.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ronni Bennett said...

"What if we had treated the mass murders committed on 9/11/2001 as the criminal acts of an organized international criminal network? We used to be pretty good at dealing with organized crime."

What an astonishingly interesting thought. What a good idea.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Tamar said...

Hear, hear!

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

Al Qauda is better than the Mob. One would be real suprized on how well they are at what they do. The truth is slugish us can't keep up with them. We need to realy revamp our way of thinking.

8:28 PM  

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