Relapced Catholic makes a great point about those who’d treat terrorism as a law enforcement issue:
Remember the argument after 9/11, with Dems like Al Core trying to spin it as a legal matter and not an act of war. People who aren’t as smart as they think they are always bring up the fact that “we nailed Al Capone for tax evasion”. Yeah, but they killed Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby Face Nelson and Ma Barker, to name a few, in shoot outs. No costly trial, no “lousy childhood” defense, no free squares for life.
Today the owners of Little Bohemia would sue for bullet hole damage, and the bystanders outside the Biograph would get free trauma counselling.
As Relapsed Catholic writes, “Mister, we could use a man like J. Edgar Hoover again…”