Column Of The Day

Column Of The Day: Former General Dick Hawley gave a memorable speech that’s been written up as a column on Frontpage Magazine. Here are just a few quotes from this excellent article…

“Here’s the truth, which you know in your heads and hearts already: Ineffective, unfocused violence leads to more violence. Limp, panicky, half-measures lead to more violence. However, complete, fully-thought-through, professional, well-executed violence never leads to more violence because, you see, afterwards, the other guys are all dead.”

“Starting in the late seventies, under Carter appointee Stansfield Turner, the giant brains who get these giant ideas decided that the best way to gather international intelligence was to use spy satellites. “After all,” they reasoned, “you can see a license plate from 200 miles away.” This is very helpful if you’ve been attacked by a license plate.”

“Let’s please all stop singing “We Are the World” for a minute and think practically. I don’t want to be sitting on the floor in the back of a plane four seconds away from hitting Mt. Rushmore and turn, grinning, to the guy next to me to say, “Well, at least we didn’t offend them.”

Read the entire editorial, it’s worth your time.

***Update***: Actually, it appears that this editorial was written almost a year ago by Larry Miller. However, Gen Hawley did weigh in on this column and for the most part, he echoed what it had to say.

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