Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Terrorism—Lack of Clarity

“I would suggest that the principal missing ingredient is clarity about our enemies’ ideas and objectives—their ideology. This lack of clarity proceeds in part from naming our efforts a war against “terrorism,” which is after all only a tactic, albeit a terrible one. But we might bypass the nomenclature issue if we would just recognize with whom we are at war.”

R. James Woolsey
Former CIA Director
War Footing, Frank Gaffney, Naval Institute Press, 2006, pg ix.

Here’s my previous blog on the subject matter, War Against Terrorism Not.