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Aug 21, 2009 12:26 am

Where Is Osama?

For the September 11 anniversary, I wrote this article about the failure of the war on terror to catch Osama, and summarizing what the war has instead done. An excerpt:
Four years ago, Americans who found the approaches of perpetual war and a Big Brother surveillance state to be undesirable, unnecessary or counterproductive means of bringing justice to the 9/11 mass murderers were accused of not facing reality. Treating 9/11 as a crime, we were told, would never nab the villains. Only by unleashing the dogs of war, by going on the offensive, and by shifting the"balance" from liberty toward security could America destroy the enemy, neutralize the immediate threat, and ensure our freedom and safety. Well, let us consider what has happened in the last four years.

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