So how long will we continue to delude ourselves with this “religion of peace” business?
- Canada Police Use Sting in Terror Arrests (link via Drudge)
- Gunmen seize 50 in Iraq
- Khamenei warns of energy disruption (There went gas up $0.10/gallon)
These are just the last few items I could find, and I didn’t have to try hard. We’ve been fighting these people since at least the 1970s (that’s as far back as I can recall from personal experience) and I’d wager it’s been longer than that.
It’s depressing. We’re fighting two real wars, one against terrorists and another against illegal immigrants, and we’re acting like we want to lose them both. Unless we really do to lose, we had better figure out that these are the culture wars that count, and all sides of the American polity had better figure out how to win them.
Maybe it’s time for a third American Revolution. After all, Thomas Jefferson himself noted that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing”, and I despair that our current governing class is going to get anything truly useful accomplished.