>Instead what we must do is destroy terrorism so that others will not >try the same method of enacting policly changes by the US. Policies will probably have to change anyway, but there *are* wise ways to approach the situation in the hopes of "destroying" terrorism. The problem may be summed up thus: "This is the reality we face: Recruitment happens on a sustained basis. It will not stop with the use of military force, in fact, open warfare will create the soils in which it is fed and grows. Military action to destroy terror, particularly as it affects significant and already vulnerable civilian populations will be like hitting a fully mature dandelion with a golf club. We will participate in making sure the myth of why we are evil is sustained and we will assure yet another generation of recruits." More at: http://www.mediate.com/articles/terror911.cfm Marlene P.S. For those who already read it, the URL points to the essay, "The Challenge of Terror" which I submitted here yesterday.