Ender, I never characterized the use of force as a deterrent to terrorism, I characterized force as a means to eliminate/kill/expunge from society all persons and states currently involved in the indiscriminate and genocidal murder of civilians for ideological statements. ?Is it more important to kill UBL and 100 al-Qaeda fighters, or to dry the resource well up?? That is a good question. Assuming that each of those 100 al-Qaeda fighters only hits a marketplace around breakfast time, and therefore their cumulative death toll would only be around 1,000 to 2,000 civilian casualties, I would say in the short term? ?kill the terrorists themselves, yes. It?s an ignorant philosophy, I know, I pray you will continue to lecture to us on why having to killing terrorists is a failure. Let us assume for a moment that your economic welfare programs for Terrorist supporting states would work. (Despite the fact that the infusion of $8 Billion in international assistance has done nothing to slow-down terrorist activities in Afghanistan.) And that somehow the United States and the world community could provide jobs for ~40% of the Iran people and ~50% of the Afghani people? How then do we deal with the estimated 20k-100k fighters in Iraq who kill women and children as a matter of course? Or the Taliban insurgents? I take it we sit down and convince them the err of there ways, presenting a future of hard-work in a capitalistic society?