War is the answer

Mark Bowden is the author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, the first of which is some kind of a modern classic and the second of which tells a gripping story regarding the assassination of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar by American special forces.
Bowden has an excellent book review in the Sunday book section of the Washington Post. Bowden reviews a new book on the ongoing terrorist war in Colombia: “Crossfire.”
The author of the book sounds like a liberal who can’t reconcile her political beliefs with observable realities. Bowden concludes by noting that the people of Colombia are not so conflicted: “[T]he country voted overwhelmingly last year (by the largest electoral majority in the nation’s history) to elect as president Alvaro Uribe, who has pledged to govern the whole country, and to make war on both the guerrillas and the paramilitaries. Sometimes, regrettably, war is the answer.”


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