Tuesday Heresy Quartet 2 of 4: “A proper response to the Islamic State has to be proportional to the real threat.”

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“After all, we have fire departments always on call, but they don’t ride around spraying water on homes 24/7 out of ‘an abundance of caution.'”

This essay is incredibly sensible. These ideas doesn’t stand a chance, do they?

You Won’t Like It, But Here’s the Answer to ISIS, by Peter Van Buren (Common Dreams)

Giving advice to a presidential candidate who wants to “DO something”

… If your candidate needs a what-hasn’t-worked summary statement, it’s simple: everything. To any argument you make to your preferred presidential candidate about what did not “work,” you need to add a sober assessment of the real impact of terrorism on the United States in order to ask the question: Why exactly are we engaged in this war on this scale?

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