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Root-Cause Redux

Monday, June 24, 2002

The dispute over arming pilots echoes earlier crime debates. We are told to submit to bureaucratic rules for our safety. Others tell us to understand terrorism`s root causes--mainly poverty and oppression. These recycled excuses for inaction in the face of violence are as wrong now as they were in the 1970s and `80s. What works is swift action that punishes and physically stops those who would harm us.

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