For too long now in the War on Terror, we’ve turned a blind eye to our enemies’ grievances. Either we dismiss them as unfounded or ignore them altogether. Half the problem is that we’ve taken to observing our enemies through a drone’s sight. Why it should come as a surprise to anyone that we can’t see into someone’s head from 10,000 feet up, I don’t know. Nor do I fully understand why we decided to pigeonhole our enemies as “terrorists.” Political terror is an economy of force, not an end game.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.