Thursday, September 15, 2005

al Qaeda kills, yet Boston Globe says we should talk with them

al Qaeda kills more people in Iraq. Link.

Boston Globe has an op-ed suggesting we meet with al Qaeda to negotiate in good faith to address their grievances. Link.

The Globe's columnist thinks that al Qaeda is like a political organization, rather than a terrorist organization. So let's ponder this for a moment:

Let's say that Senate Democrats kill John Roberts because they think he'll overturn Roe v. Wade, and that they'll threaten to do the same to any other judge that Bush nominates unless their grievance (a pro-life judge) is met and dealt with. Would the proper response be to (a) address the grievance, or (b) punish the bastards? How would we deal with these Democrats: as politicians, or as murderers? By the way, feel free to use your own Republican-based analogy (e.g. GOP kills pro-choice judge) if you get the point, though.

Absurd, isn't it? Of course it is. So is the Globe's columnist and his nutty-ass idea.