Thursday, November 10, 2005
I do think that what's pathetic about all Western countries, including the United States, including France, including Canada, and a lot of other countries, is that they make these sort of high school sophist arguments about terrorism, as if it's some sort of theoretical debate. It's not. We're dealing with a very difficult situation here. And if you accord to terrorists all the rights of somebody who gets arrested for holding up a liquor store in Des Moines, you are going to lose to the terrorists, because when you accord them the full rights of somebody who is a criminal, you make it impossible to prosecute this as a war, which is what it is.
That, in a nutshell, is the issue that we as a society are going to have to resolve properly, or our grandkids or great-grandkids will be praying five times a day while kneeling towards Mecca, and our women will be wearing burqas.
Thanks to Glenn Reynolds for noting this and pointing to the transcript on Radioblogger