When will we ever learn?

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by Mary Ruwart

05/05/08

Our troops cannot effectively defend our shores by guarding the 38th Parallel, patrolling the Mediterranean, or flying sorties over Kurdistan. While we must naturally maintain the ability to project force ‘over the horizon’ versus aggressors, our first line of defense is in keeping on our own side of that horizon — in our own yard — as a matter of course. What should we have done after 9/11? Clearly, we had not only the right but the responsibility to track down and punish the aggressors behind the attacks and destroy their ability to conduct further attacks. We had the tools at hand to do so — the Rewards for Justice Program had previously been successful in bringing terrorists, including 1993 World Trade Center bombing architect, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, to justice. Bounties work, as we learned in our own history with the use of privateers and letters of marque and reprisal. Instead, we invaded Afghanistan to pursue ‘regime change’ and ‘nation-building’...

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