Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Israel --- again

The Israeli cabinet has voted to go further into Lebanon. I support that.

But the idea that a terrorist threat can be "eliminated" is wrong.

The Secret Servicemen on LBJ's staff --- trained to take a slug for the President --- told me that if a person is willing to give up his own life wants to take a shot as the President there is not a whole lot they can do.

So too vis a vis Israel. Alas, it will go on.

Probably in America, too. The wonder of it all is that we have had no further attacks since 9/11.
If jihadists rolled hand grenades into ten outdoor restaurants, the country would go ballistic --- and then rebound.

Ours is a strange species: glorious and cruel.

Ben

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