Sunday, October 16, 2011

Daniel Pipes:
Those who want a genuine counterterrorism policy must work to remove the Left and the multiculturalists from government.
He's right. We on the Right make plenty of mistakes as to national security, but those mistakes tend to involve tactics or strategy, not overall purpose. Leftists are wrong at their core.

A relevant thought from military strategist Edward Luttwak:
The paradoxical logic of strategy contradicts the logic of everyday life, it goes against all normal definitions of intelligence we have. It only makes sense if you understand the dialectic. If you want peace, prepare for war. If you actively want war, disarm yourself, and then you’ll get war. Virile and martial elites understand that kind of thinking instinctively.
(Second link via John Derbyshire.)