Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Simple Truth

Yglesias links a National Review piece that - here's a shocker - defends the President's decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as terrorists. I already blogged about that so let's eat the dessert first.

But the simple truth is that, unless Iran’s regime gives up both its terrorist ideology and its weapons, we will never be safe.

Here's a simple truth for you.

WE WILL NEVER BE SAFE.

We will never be safe from terrorists. We will never be safe from drunk drivers. We will never be safe from random crazy dudes with knives. We will never be safe from pet camels. We will never be safe from lightning strikes. We will never be safe from falling down in our own bathtubs.

Of all the delusions of 21st century foreign policy debates, the absolutist pursuit of safety needs to be the first to go.

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