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Five Stupid Things About the War on Terror 
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 | 10:02 pm (UTC)
I think there is also a practical issue to go with the moral one.

By separating terrorists from normal criminals we think we are saying they are somehow more evil as if that will discourage them. But instead we are supporting the fact that they are not "ordinary criminals". This is the same mental gymnastics they had to do to justify why murdering innocent people is OK.

So we are reinforcing some of the most critical concepts behind the problem.
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