January 18th, 2015
12:31 AM ET

Military intervention not solution to terrorist threat

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The Paris terror attacks were barbaric but also startling, leading many to ask what could be done to prevent this kind of terrorism in the future.

Well, one man has a clear answer. "That attack you saw in Paris? You'll see an attack in the United States," Senator John McCain told the New York Times. Elaborating on how to stop this from happening, he explained to the Times and to CNN that it would require a more aggressive American military strategy across the greater Middle East, with a no-fly zone and ground troops in Syria and more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This theory was sometimes described during the Iraq war as, "We fight them there so we don't have to fight them here."

It was wrong then and it's wrong now.

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  1. bobcat2u

    Little Jimmy, Little Billy, and Jimmy's father were at an Art Museum. Little Jimmy was looking at a picture of someone in a carriage being pulled by a horse.
    Little Jimmy brought his father over to look at the picture, and he asked his father, "Daddy, what is this?"
    His dad replied, "Why, that is a horse-drawn carriage!"
    Little Jimmy excitedly ran over to Little Billy, brought him back to the picture, and said, "Billy, a horse drew this picture!!"

    February 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm |
  2. Philip

    Little Bobby's parents warned him of going blind if he didn't stop playing with himself so much.
    One day his mommy caught him again and scolded little Bobsnotty boy. In defense little bobsnot said "Honest mom. I was only going to keep doing it till I needed eyeglasses"

    February 15, 2015 at 9:28 pm |
    • bobcat2u

      I get the feeling you have a booger fetish or something. I mean you're always talking about snot.

      February 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm |
  3. bobcat2u

    After 40 years of marriage, Jimmy decides to leave Katherine.
    She starts crying and then asks, "How can you do this, Jimmy? How can you just walk out? The first year we were together, you caught pneumonia and almost died! Who sat by your bed and nursed you back to health? Me!
    And when you lost half your family in the terrible car crash, who kept you going and kept your spirits up? Me!
    And when our kids grew up and ran away from home, who sat with you can comforted you? Me!
    And when you lost everything last year in the fire at the store, who stayed at your side the whole time? Me!
    How could you leave me, Jimmy? You've been through everything with me."
    Jimmy replies, "That's just the problem, Katherine! You're just bad luck!"

    February 15, 2015 at 9:29 pm |
  4. Philip

    I used to get so hungry when I was a little boy I ate my own boogers. My little brother opted for dig food.

    February 15, 2015 at 9:51 pm |
  5. Philip

    To the AIDS super virus a condom looks like what a half-closed screen door looks like to a housefly.

    February 15, 2015 at 9:54 pm |
    • banasy©

      If one doesn't know how to apply a latex condom properly, it is so much better to just forgo it completely. Real good advice there, Dr. Dumbass.

      February 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Philip

    Satan, an individual Jesus said is out to mislead everyone, is called the god of Good Luck in your Bible, Bob.

    February 15, 2015 at 9:57 pm |
    • bobcat2u

      Of course he is Philip. What is he called in yours ?

      February 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm |
  7. Philip

    I get the feeling you wear eyeglasses Bob. Lol

    February 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm |
    • bobcat2u

      Actually I wear contacts.

      February 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm |
      • Philip

        Hardy har har you toothpick arm man boy.

        February 16, 2015 at 12:36 am |
  8. chri§§y

    Lol @ bobcat i think he has a cow fetish also! And a fat one too since he likes to call us all fat. He just should stfu and do us all a favor!

    February 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm |
    • banasy©

      And also a masturbation fetish, and a gay sex fetish...basically, what every adolescent thinks of.

      February 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Philip

    Fat cows are fat cows no matter what.

    February 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm |
  10. Philip

    Scientific research calls you fat. Not me you fat woman Chrissy.

    February 15, 2015 at 10:55 pm |
    • banasy©

      You flipping ignorant ass, that same research calls you fat, also.

      How extremely dim if you to apply percentages to everyone but yourself, Philip.

      February 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm |
  11. chri§§y

    And i for one am tired of being verbally abused by him every time hes having a bad day! He needs to man up and stop taking it out on us! And im damned tired of every time a make an attempt to be nice to him he acts a jerk! Go back to your planet already philip! Light years are quick when ur in your ifo!

    February 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm |
  12. chri§§y

    Philip you havent a clue what i look like! But FYI moron 139 lbs is NOT fat when your 5'6"! But even IF i were i could go on a diet but you would still be FUGLY!

    February 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm |
  13. Philip

    You are fat, get a clue,

    February 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm |
    • banasy©

      So are you. Get a clue.

      February 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm |
      • Philip

        I'm fit you fat Fock.

        February 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm |
      • banasy©

        Says you. I'm using the same measure on you as you use on me.

        Don't like it when your own words are used against you, do you, you fat fuck?

        February 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm |
    • banasy©

      You bloody retarded man, her BMI is 22.4, which is completely normal. What in the holy hell is wrong with you?

      February 15, 2015 at 11:10 pm |
      • banasy©

        Using your own (fabricated) height of 6'1" and 180, lbs, your BMI is 23.7. Higher than Chrissy's!

        So SHUT UP!


        February 15, 2015 at 11:14 pm |
  14. chri§§y

    Not only that you would still be a d i c k too! Ya know we arent all like your mother so can it would you j a c k a s s!!!

    February 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm |
    • banasy©

      His mom? The one who let her children be molested by the same guy who molested her? That mom?

      February 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm |
  15. Philip

    Big fat Ass ugly women at Walmart wearing high heels, got it?

    February 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm |
    • banasy©

      Little, petty, lying man trying to cover up his lies. Got it?

      February 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm |
  16. Philip

    Fat freaking americans. Got it?

    February 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm |
  17. chri§§y

    Well i could still do with a b r e a s t reduction @ banasy lol. Would do wonders for my back. And it took some time to get my weight this high and a lot of lectures from my doc!

    February 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm |
    • banasy©

      That would alleviate a lot of your back problems, although having had it broken as you have...
      And I remember the lectures from your doctor. Being underweight puts strain on your heart, too.

      February 15, 2015 at 11:30 pm |
  18. chri§§y

    Lmao so you say @ philip! But youre still a j a c k a s s! Im just glad Mary figured it out and dumped your retarded ass.

    February 15, 2015 at 11:28 pm |
  19. Philip

    Little old librarian helper on meds is all.

    February 15, 2015 at 11:28 pm |
    • banasy©

      Little old drunk squeegee wielder with delusions of grandeur.

      February 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm |
    • banasy©

      Quick! What "meds" am I on, asshole? After all, I've only told you 9,463 times.

      It's only one, after all. To keep me alive. What is it now?

      Lol. Bet you don't remember. Self-medicating with copious amounts of booze taking a toll, Slingblade?

      February 15, 2015 at 11:46 pm |
  20. chri§§y

    And sorry i didnt know all that about his mom @ banasy! What a piece of work she is! People like that should suffer tremendously in my book! And because she is a
    Kind person i hope she suffers as much as possible! Kids dont deserve parents like that and if thats the choice some get theyre better off with having none!

    February 15, 2015 at 11:36 pm |
  21. Philip

    Fat chick at Walmart wearing high heels. Got it?

    February 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm |
  22. Philip

    Stupid freaking old women.

    February 15, 2015 at 11:45 pm |
    • banasy©

      Nope. And we're not. And that pisses you off more than anything, doesn't it?

      Sorry we do not want to be your sycophants.

      February 15, 2015 at 11:51 pm |
  23. chri§§y

    Lol @ philip i have no idea wth that means or where you were headed with it! Are you sure you even know. And @ banasy i wasnt doubting you. I just knew she was a tramp because he told me that today.

    February 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm |
    • banasy©

      He'll tell you anything to elicit pity, using that as an excuse for the next time he starts verbally trashing us.

      Not buying it. Not anymore. I'm all out of fucks to give.

      February 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm |
  24. chri§§y

    And because i can relate with him some on the mom thing. My mom was a drunkard and the tramp thing pretty much goes hand in hand with that. But if you dont forgive them it will eat you up inside! So forgive so you can heal. If not youre gonna just stay a hateful sob like now.

    February 15, 2015 at 11:56 pm |
    • banasy©

      Relating to it is one thing. Using it as an excuse to be a shity person to your fellow humans, like he does, is something else completely.

      I can bust out in song, "Let It Go", but you wouldn't be able to hear it...lol

      February 16, 2015 at 12:06 am |
  25. chri§§y

    I hear ya. Anyway this weather is playing havoc on my back so im gonna try to sleep. Wish me luck lol.

    February 16, 2015 at 12:10 am |
  26. Philip

    You are fat. High heels will not make a difference.

    February 16, 2015 at 12:28 am |
  27. Philip

    Lol. Burst out in broken girdle maybe.

    February 16, 2015 at 12:31 am |
    • Philip

      Out *of broken girdle, rather. Fat biatches.

      February 16, 2015 at 12:32 am |
      • banasy©

        Stop wearing them so much, Norman Bates.

        February 16, 2015 at 10:16 am |
  28. chri§§y

    You ARE retarded philip! My back was broke in 3 places because my ex husband hit me several times with a baseball bat! Yea another drunkard like YOU! Now stfu you pig of a man!

    February 16, 2015 at 12:36 am |
  29. Philip

    Fat cows are fat cows no matter what you fat cows say.

    February 16, 2015 at 12:37 am |
    • banasy©

      Caution: drunk man rambling and making zero sense above.

      February 16, 2015 at 10:14 am |
  30. Philip

    Oh! I got a baseball bat right here! Come on over you fat cow.

    February 16, 2015 at 12:39 am |
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