This excerpt from today's The Corner caught my eye. It says what I've been trying to find the words to say in response to American leftists who worry that "killing terrorists will just breed more terrorists":
... But I keep thinking of a point made by Bret Stephens, the editor of the Jerusalem Post, when asked why Israel keeps killing members of Hamas when it's so "counter-productive." He said something to the effect of (paraphrasing from memory):
"I think it's an odd sort of racism which assumes that Arabs are like cockroaches or insects and that they have no regard for their own lives and that we can kill terrorists forever and it will do no good because there's an infinite supply of Arab murderers." He went on to say something like "We don't believe all Palestinians are interchangeably animals who want to murder women and children." ...
This from the incomparable Jonah Goldberg. And this is exactly what I've been trying to say, that it is the leftists and the peaceniks who dehumanize Arabs and Mideasterners most of all, through the "soft bigotry of low expectations".
Read Jonah's full post here.