letters | at the heart of terrorism

We have to hold mirror up to our own deeds

Jeff Jacoby notes that “there is nothing wrong with thoughtful self-criticism” (“Terrorism is never justified,” Op-ed, May 15). But the staunch supporter of the ill-advised war in Iraq, which has killed more than 100,000 people, offers none.

Yes, we all call the terrorists’ “actions evil, and denounce them without equivocation.” But then what? Business as usual? Keep on killing innocent fathers, mothers, and children in Islamic countries with drones and wars and expect no radicalization and consequences whatsoever?

Manuel Kaufmann