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August 11, 2004


T: Central

Nobody's ever getting elected Prez of the US who has said, "I'd start by looking at what terrorists want."

Now, to me, *understanding* the cause(s) is part of a practical approach to reducing terrorist recruitment. Unfortunately, the "what they want" construct has, for better or worse, been effectively pigeonholed as the language of appeasement, no matter what follows it.

john mcmunn

Mostly what the terrorists want is power so they can indulge in their fantasy world of whatever sort, depending on the flavor of terrorism, unimpeded.

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