Airport Security Won't Give Us National Security
By Don Watkins
It is disgraceful that, five years after September 11, our government’s response to a foiled terrorist attack is to stop airline passengers from boarding planes with tooth paste, shaving cream, and bottled water. Such measures, while inconveniencing millions of Americans, will only cause the terrorists to change their tactics. It will do nothing to quell the threat of Islamic totalitarianism.
As we’ve seen in Israel’s struggle against its enemies, national security cannot be achieved through homeland defense or an endless cycle of diplomacy. It requires waging war to crush the hostile groups and dictatorial regimes that threaten us, so that they no longer have the capacity or willingness to do so. Only that, not screening bags and banning beverages, will make us secure.