Two of our assumptions about terrorism are erroneous in my opinion.
One is that it is and should be our greatest fear, and two is that al-Qaida and the like can be killed. Terrorism and extremism will die of their own dead weight as communism did.
Admittedly, in the meantime, terrorists will be destructive; our intelligence and even drones should intercept a real attack. I believe most of the drone attacks are bogus.
What we are doing is stimulating and disseminating terrorists. Our real national security lies in a fundamental vitalization of education and creation of job opportunities. Invest our trillions there.
DAVID B. GRAY