Friday, July 08, 2005

Wanted: Fresh Ass for Kicking

Digby was a very busy man yesterday. Among his posts was this on the righteous urge to strike back after the London bombings:

Of course, it's important to point out that this terrorist attack may have had nothing whatsoever to do with Afghanistan. This genie is out of the bottle and it may very well have been a home grown operation with minimal direction or guidance from the "top brass" of al Qaeda. Which is why we really, really need to shut down the bloodlust right now and start thinking. The fact that this is called a 'war" does not mean that there is an appropriate military solution. Unfortunately, that may lead to other equally ineffective and toxic solutions.

Let's go out and kick some ass! It's a natural reaction, but that doesn't mean it's smart — as we should know after all the ass kicking we've delivered thus far, and with the toll of US military dead in Iraq marching inexorably toward the number killed in 9/11...


Blogger bob said...

Revenge attack reprisal and the cycle goe on and on. It's worked so well in other places, Israel/Palestine, Ireland....I see this lasting a very long time. And I fear for our children.

4:46 AM  

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