Here’s another optimistic way of

Here’s another optimistic way of looking at the war. Until a few years ago, about 50,000 Americans were killed every year in car accidents. That represented many individual tragedies, but no one thought it was a crisis. No one worried much about the impact of car accidents on the economy. Eventually the total was reduced by, I think, about 50% because of nearly universal use of seat belts, safer cars and stricter enforcement of drunk driving laws. Sensible, non-ideological responses. Now think about the impact of terrorism: Even on a worst-case scenario, it seems very unlikely that the Islamofascists can kill anything like 50,000 Americans a year. There will be individual tragedies, no doubt. But as a country, we can take any foreseeable amount of damage the terrorists can inflict in stride. Absent an irrational political response, there is no way they can win.


Books to read from Power Line