By Dave Petteys (firstname.lastname@example.org) Apropos the intelligence estimate leaked in part to the New York Times last weekend, and being spun by the left to blame America for the attacks upon us in Iraq and beyond:
The assertion that “fighting terrorism is what causes it” implies that ceasing to fight would cause terrorism to disappear.
This is like saying pulling weeds in your garden is what causes them to grow. Or, it is like saying big city crime is caused by law enforcement efforts.
Therefore the best way to handle crime is to dismantle police forces. Would any sane New Yorker believe such a thing?
Common sense l tells us the absurdity of such assertions. But more ominously, it impugns sinister motives for our society by those who advocate such dangerous steps.