on Terrorism as a Nuisance

A telling remark by Kerry:

We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance. As a former law-enforcement person, I know we’re never going to end prostitution. We’re never going to end illegal gambling. But we’re going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn’t on the rise. It isn’t threatening people’s lives every day, and fundamentally, it’s something that you continue to fight, but it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.”

I’ll let the reader infer whether this is a deeply frightening statement or a acquiescence to reality.

One thought on “on Terrorism as a Nuisance

  1. Both.

    It is a telling remark because it lowers the standards for the war that we fight for our own security. It also displays a complete lack of a full commitment to our nation’s security, something that is absolutely mandatory for someone to be comander in chief. It also flies in the face of anyone who has lost a loved one because of these monsters.

    However, I do believe that terrorist acts will never completely disappear. I don’t believe it is possible to completely crush every last one of those bastards. But terrorism has become a much larger institution than it once was. I believe that we will eventually choke them off so that they are not able to be as organized or sophisticated.

    More than anything the remark displays that Kerry does not realize – nor has the determination to confront – the threat that terrorism poses to the free world.

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