The War on Terror is Over: Repent!

Here’s an excerpt from a WSJ piece on “The War on Terror” that I found bewildering:

Individually, some of this may be arguable. In toto, it’s a death sentence for an effective war on terror. It makes what’s left of the war—telephone wiretaps or monitoring money transfers—vulnerable to a steady stream of congressional and legal objection. That lets the Obama administration evade political responsibility by letting others wind down the war on terror.

The message of Scotland’s release and the Holder decision is that the will born in the wake of 9/11 is waning. The war on terror is being downgraded to not much more than tough talk.1

And here are some edits I’d suggest for this section of the piece:

Individually, some of this may be arguable. In toto, it’s a death sentence for an unconstitutional war on terror. It makes what’s left of the war -— illegal wiretapping or illegitimately monitoring money transfers -— vulnerable to a well-deserved, steady stream of congressional and legal objection. That lets the Obama administration evade political responsibility by letting others wind down the war on terror.

The message of Scotland’s release and the Holder decision is that the paranoia born in the wake of 9/11 is waning. The war on terror is being finally recognized for the absurdity it has always been.

  1. Daniel Henninger : The Wall Street Journal : The War on Terror Is Over