Sunday, February 03, 2008

A Brilliant Adaptation

This term is not used to describe the surge as envisioned and carried out by General Petraeus (which apparently is a failure,) but rather to describe the tactics of terrorists who strap explosives to the backs of Down Syndrome sufferers so that they can be blown up later in crowded markets.

Laments Libby Spencer of Newshoggers:

For the record, assuming it's true, I think it's just horrible that whoever was behind this latest disaster used Down's women to perpetrate the bombings but I don't see it as a sign of desperation. I see it as a sign of adaptation and a brilliant one at that. Perhaps Mr. Owens can educate me on how our troops are supposed to counter this new evil tactic? That would be helpful.
The fact is, no more than we were able to prevent the shootings at Virginia Tech or Columbine, these horrific events do not provide to us the evidence that we need to retreat. To Libby the easiest way to keep evil at a safe distance is to run far, far away from it. Which works just peachy, I suppose, until it is right next door.

h/t LGF

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