He recalls his initial (defeatist's) reaction to the events of 9/11/01 and believes either the "madness" of the attackers or the deaths of thousands of innocents - I can't tell which - shouldn't matter:
I wrote that the horror I could see unfolding on my television screen was a madness of which the world had never been free and would never be free. But beyond the personal tragedies - and they occur somewhere every hour of the day - it did not and should not be allowed to "matter".Then comes the outrageous assertion that America, as the world's sole remaining superpower, should expect such attacks and learn to live with them:
Democracy was not damaged by the attack. Those who chose to take up the "white man's burden" and prescribe solutions to the world's problems - as had America since the fall of the Soviet empire - must accept that there would be prices to pay.Read the whole th-- wait...on second thought, don't bother.