Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Relentless Violence a Sign of Vietnam-Like Failure

From Reuters:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two women tourists were stabbed near Times Square in New York and a man knifed in a separate subway attack early on Wednesday, police and prosecutors said.

The attacks followed a stabbing on Tuesday of a tourist from Texas on a subway train on the city's Upper West Side.
New York City's elected officials have been trying, literally for centuries, to stem the tide of violence in the City. It's clear from these incidents that their efforts are a failure, and that claims of lower crime rates are simply Pollyanna-style propaganda.

Have we learned nothing from Vietnam? If people can't even be safe in Times Square, then it's time to admit that we have lost. The politicians need to disengage our law enforcement officers before more are killed and conduct a strategic withdrawal over the horizon. Perhaps a quick reaction force could be based in Connecticut or New Jersey.