Spot on. This headline could have been written 25 years ago by Newsweek, just change "Radical Islam" to "Soviet style socialism" and you have Newsweek's official position on US Soviet relations: you can't beat them so give concessions and hope for the best. I prefer what we did: challenge them and beat them.
The 9/11/2001 attack on N.Y. was a direct assualt on capitalism; having long-ago indentified the fact that America’s power came from the success of its industry and its intelllectual capital the Trade Center was chosen as the locus of destroying both at once.
Why do you think they have been so patient about mounting a second attack? The effect of the rirst one’s still crumbling like a sheet of tempered glass viewed in slow-motion.
As it nears the full collapse of the pane tumbling in widening waves of pea-size pellets, we’re running madly about trying to scoop up the remains with safety nets made from whale netting.