Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Back to Reality

I know we're not supposed to say this, but 3 000 dead in the World Trade Center compared to 150 000 dead in the Tsunami. There I've said it.

The sheer scale of the tidal wave dwarves the amount of deaths from the twin towers and proves that the world did not change forever on the 11th September. As for "nothing will ever be the same again", well it is now.

With 150 000 dead in the background it is time to say that the war on terrorism is actually a medium level irritant that can and should be treated as any organised crime should be - by the police with support from the armed forces when the gangs are being harboured. Remaking the whole Arab world was a disproportionate and irrational response, and this has been thrown in sharp relief.

In the meantime please pray for the survivors and the souls of the departed.


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