Tag: Terrorism

Then who do you negotiate with?

It has long been an official policy of the United States to not negotiate with terrorists. Like so many other policies, this sounds good on paper and in theory. In the real world, however, things are a little more complicated.

A Dozen Years Since

Twelve years ago yesterday, I had arrived back in Waynesboro from a two-week trip to Mexico. I had enough leave and a brand new Jeep Wrangler that I wanted to show my dad, so I drove down there (all 20+ hours of actual driving time) and then drove back at the end of the two weeks. I arrived on Monday…

Perception and reality

Two very bad things happened in the United States this week. Well, two things that caught the attention of the media. On Monday, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I was very upset by that because it was a deliberate terrorist attack on very innocent people. The many times that my wife has come…