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Fighting Something Means More of It?

By what sense of logic are the liberals now suggesting that fighting a war on terror has only brought more terrorism? That the solution is, as Nancy Pelosi suggested on CBS, to overthrow the Taliban and say “back to normalcy.” How would this line of logic work in the Clinton years? Combatting smoking only leads to more smoking? Combatting Microsoft only leads to more monopolistic behavior? Combatting poverty only leads to more poverty? Okay, sometimes that formulation of unintended consequences does work out. But liberals have always focused on the pose, on the good intentions, and almost never on the results. So the President clearly has the good intentions and the resolve here on fighting terror. What are they left with? Fundraisers for the ACLU and Lynne Stewart?

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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