|t's time to talk about causes and effects. It is relatively common knowledge among the non-brain-dead that terrorism is a symptom, not a cause. And it's not even a complicated symptom. It's simple to see that Middle Eastern hot-houses of terrorism are fertilized with hopelessness and fear.
It's hard for us to even imagine that world - hate, war, death, danger, bombs, revenge and so on. The only things that are upwardly mobile are pieces of your body. Trashed schools, trashed businesses, trashed families and perhaps most of all, trashed options.
All this is opposed to a compassionate and rational foreign policy that helps folks have a reason for living.