Have you hugged a terrorist today?

Have you hugged a terrorist today?
: In Reuters coverage of a security conference at Davos, there’s this little rhetorical gem from one Gareth Evans, former Australian foreign minister and head of the International Crisis Group think-tank:

“The unhappy truth is that the net result of the war on terror, so far at least, has been more war and more terror.”

And so what are we supposed to do? Surrender?

Yes, wars tend to bring more fighting — until somebody wins.

That somebody will be us.