Thirteen years ago today ... al Qaeda attacked the U.S., and we've been at war with them (and their related and descendant groups) ever since. Each year, this date brings back so many memories – many painful, but some proud and hopeful and beautiful, too.
The longer this war grinds on, though, the harder it is to feel anything hopeful about it. Just last night, Obama committed us to another military action – in my view, most likely one that's too tentative and too limited to be conclusive in any way. I fear that the world won't take decisive, conclusive action until terror attacks succeed well enough to frighten western democracies so badly they'll accept the cost of such an action, both in blood and treasure...
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