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    balancedscales
    I was not suggesting that we couldn't have had some proportional response targeted directly at those we suspected of being the perpetrators.  When the stagecoach or the train has been robbed, you round up the posse and go after them.  But you don't decide to occupy every inch of the frontier.  And if you don't catch the bad guys before they cross the border into Mexico (Pakistan) then you turn around and come home.  But trying to turn the canyon where the outlaws conspired into a shining city on the hill is, by definition, outside the scope of the posse.

    And thus, doomed to failure.

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