Thursday, July 07, 2005


Whatever else needs to be said about the terrorism in London today (and there is much mourning and eulogy to do), Brad DeLong is right to say this also:
We note that it is 46 months after September 11, 2001, and that Osama bin Laden is still alive and at liberty. That somebody can plan September 11, 2001 and remain alive and at liberty provides powerful encouragement to those who think of following in his footsteps--including those who planned, aided, and carried out today's atrocity in London.

More attention to Osama bin Laden and his ilk, please. And less attention to using Osama bin Laden as a pretext for launching hare-brained neoconservative schemes, please.
Editor's note: I corrected one rather humorous misspelling from the original. Link to it and see if you can find the error which brought to mind the coiffs of Richard Perle and Ahmed Chalabi.


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