BILLMON IS BACK!
And he’s still on target:
There was a time when I would have argued that the American people couldn’t stomach that kind of butchery — not for long anyway — even if their political leaders were willing to inflict it. But now I’m not so sure. As a nation, we may be so desensitized to violence, and so inured to mechanized carnage on a grand scale, that we’re psychologically capable of tolerating genocidal warfare against any one who can successfully be labeled a “terrorist.” Or at least, a sizable enough fraction of the American public may be willing to tolerate it, or applaud it, to make the costs politically bearable.