: Count on Alternet to find the looney perspective on the Madrid bombings:
Whether yesterday’s attacks in Spain, in which 190 people were killed and nearly 1500 wounded, were carried out by the Basque separatist ETA or by al-Qaeda, they make one thing very clear: terrorism cannot be fought by military means….
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a dove or a hawk, left or right, concerned with the suffering of others or concerned merely with your own skin. Military means will not work. The beginning of a solution is the end of the twin occupations in the Middle East. Only after that will it be possible to take measures against terrorism that don’t worsen the problem.
Well now, that’s a load of crapthink. So we leave the Middle East and just let terrorists train and fester and rearm and plan and recruit and launch their attacks on civilization. So we don’t go after the countries fertilizing terrorists with military threat (read: Libya) and let them keep on keeping on because military effort wouldn’t work. So we sit back and wait to be hit and then bury our dead. Yeah, that’ll work just fine.