Friday, March 10, 2006

Don't Let the Terrorists Win!

In India this week, we got a stark reminder that with all the good news, the people are still victims of terror, as an explosion in the holiest city of Varanasi killed many worshippers. The opposition leader, Lal Kishan Advani ranted some typical cliches about appeasement of Muslims and terrorism, but it is positive that the blasts have not triggered, as best as I could tell from my limited diet of Indian news, any serious communal clashes. India is in a sweet spot economically and politically (in international terms, that is), and does not have to return to the agenda of the past.

That's not to say a weak response to the terrorists. I'd like to see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh come on TV and say we're gonna smoke the guys who did this! But aggression against these criminals must not spill over to the streets. If it does, the terrorists will have won ...

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