Newsweek Calls for Surrender in War on Terror

Despite the mealy-mouthed euphemisms and puling from our rulers about the legitimacy of jihad, we’re still more or less fighting the War on Terror. We must be, or Newsreek wouldn’t be demanding we surrender.

Sure we just blasted al Qaeda #3 Mustafa Abu al-Yazid into little burnt globs of dead nutjob, but there wasn’t much use, because terrorists just keep being terrorists:

In September 2009 three men were arrested for an alleged plot to bomb the New York City subway system. Army Psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of killing 13 fellow soldiers in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last November. On Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to ignite a bomb in his underpants on an airplane bound for the U.S. And in May, a car bomb was discovered smoking on the street in Times Square. All of these actors claimed affiliation or inspiration with Al Qaeda or an affiliate such as AQAP or the Taliban.

Does this mean we need people in charge who take the War on Terror more seriously? Of course not. According to Newswreck, we need people in charge who don’t take it seriously at all.

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These terrorist plots suggest that our recent efforts, and even successes, in pursuing the military or ideological leaders of these groups has not stopped, or even reduced, their followers desire to attack American civilians. … Chasing terrorists in Waziristan with missiles clearly is not going to end, or definitively win, the “War on Terrorism,” and whether we should think about a diplomatic rapprochement with these groups instead of fighting an endless war with them is a legitimate question. If the U.S. could avoid war with the Soviet Union, a.k.a. the “Evil Empire,” why not Al Qaeda or the Taliban?

Sure, let’s reach out to al Qaeda in the spirit of compromise so beloved by liberals. They can fly planes into skyscrapers east of the Mississippi, but only if they promise to leave the western half of the country alone. Or maybe we can agree on sharia for America on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but we still get to live in the modern era on the other days. After the treaty is signed, Osama bin Laden and Barack bin Obama will look great posing for the cameras wearing their matching Nobel Peace Prizes.

You don’t negotiate with pure evil, you fight it — unless you’re a liberal, in which case you find excuses to submit to it.

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On a tip from Ianto. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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