Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pyrrhonic Question

[posted by Callimachus]

Given the Arab-Muslim world's historical propensity for vicious feuds, personal jealousies, assassination, and general self-inflicted chaos when left to itself; given the state of the world on Sept. 12, 2001; given the iron rule of unforeseen consequences; can you say America is certainly in a better position today with regard to its mortal enemies than it would have been if it had done nothing?

[Yes, the goal of policies isn't "today."]