Calgary Sun | Aug. 01, 2004 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

Terrorism works in more ways than one

RE: TRUE Twits, by Michael Platt (July 29, 2004). "But Spain and the Philippines, both countries which pulled troops out of Iraq in response to terrorism, have reached new lows in dumb decision-making, by proving terrorism works."

New lows? My eye. Of course, terrorism works, you big silly. After they succeed, the terrorists are honoured as Founding Fathers (Israeli Menachem Begin et al) or should they choose (for a time) to hang up their bomb-belt, they are rewarded with many honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize (Yasser Arafat).

Orest Slepokura

(We bet those who gave Arafat that prize wish they could take it back now.)