Judson Phillips announces in his headline that Ron Paul is an “idiot.” Apparently he disagrees with Paul’s concerns about the drone killing of al-Awlaki. Here is the reply I posted.
Mr. Phillips, calling someone an idiot in the headline does not bolster your credibility as a serious commentator. (In the heat of passion I have done it in the past on my blog [mostly in response to interventionists and other Paul haters], but I now regret doing so because it is childish and harms whatever point I was trying to make.) Would it not be better to just declare that you think Rep. Paul is wrong?
In the past we had a terrorism problem with Puerto Rican nationalists? Did we bomb Puerto Rico in response? Did we treat it as a military problem? Or did we treat it as a law enforcement (and intel I’m sure) issue?
As you say yourself “Al-Qaeda and the other Muslim terrorists are not a traditional army.” This is why it cannot be dealt with by traditional military means. Bombing far off nation states does not deal with stateless domestic terrorism at home. The way to deal with domestic terrorism is with immigration restriction, border control, intel, and law enforcement.