Much has been made of the conundrum faced by the United States when so-called “asymmetric warfare” is waged upon it. The leviathan American military, some would say, is in the end a Gulliver bound supine by nasty Lilliputians who hijack our commercial airliners and send explosives into our phalanxes with human (single-use) delivery systems.
What Mr. Homnick correctly suggests is that asymmetric warfare is what our enemy proposes, as it suits him, but not necessarily what we must accept. It is in the nature of a first offer, and one we should reject.p>The liquidation of Mr. Rabia represents an instance of the restoration of symmetry, and one we should welcome, for in a symmetric war with the likes of al-Qaeda the advantage is entirely our own… br> — Paul Kotik br> Plantation, Florida /p> p> We should be going after the terrorist anywhere they are, in any country. They brought the war to us and turn about is fair play. If Clinton had the backbone to fight back when we were attacked, then 9/11 might never have happened, but we were thought to be spineless and easy targets. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?