Saturday, October 01, 2005

Bali II 

Here we go again:

At least 23 people dead in the same Bali resort town that was hit in 2003.

We can dabate about the War in Iraq: its legitamacy (I believe it was), and its subsequent management (I believe negligent bordering on criminal). However, people like these will never understand the central tenant in the War on Terror: We may have evil ones on our side, but we are basically good. We and the terrorists do share something: we see civilians as a unique group that deserve special treatment. The difference is while we seek to minimize civilian casualties, they target their military activities to kill as many civilians as possible. Indeed, some of them see literally everyone, Muslim and not, who is not a member of their group as someone who God has instructed they kill. Talk about your population control.

Of course, they don't have the power to install a world-wide Caliphite, but they can go on killing tourists, artists, food shoppers, children and other such enemies of God. And people like Cindy Sheehan say we should have never invaded Afghanistan to remove the Taliban and attack al-Qaida? I guess we just throw our hands up in the air and give up. Oh wait, they would probably kill us anyway.

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