Thursday, January 05, 2006


From TCS Daily:

As I write, 1,576 days have passed since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and still there has been no subsequent terrorist assault on American soil...

Remember “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” from the Sherlock Holmes story “Silver Blaze”?

But, says Colonel Ross, “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

“That,” said Holmes, “was the curious incident.”

Here in the United States since 9/11, the terrorists have done nothing -- that is, no violence on our homeland. That is the incident worth paying attention to. But is it curious? No.

The terrorists’ lack of success is the result of a response that has been aggressive and single-minded -- at home, in Iraq and in places we know little about. The policy is working. It has kept us safe. We tamper with it at our own extreme peril.


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