Friday, April 9, 2010
The Way It's Always Worked
That this works is not difficult to discern from history. Not that it is an absolute truth, but in general, for a nation to be weak or to show weakness is to invite attack. Not that one should necessarily be belligerent; that is just as clearly an error. But you sure want the first thing to cross a potential attacker's mind to be, "No way I'm messing with that guy." In general, deterrence works, suicidal Islamofascist goons excepted.