I wish there was more effort to avert terrorism by winning hearts and minds, like this Associated Press story illustrates today. I was an advocate for this kind of reaction to 9/11. (full story)

"We feel the best way to counter terrorism is to go after conditions that foster terrorism," U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Richard W. Hunt, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, told reporters Thursday. "So we focus on medical care, education. We attack these causes right at the very root."

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