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Oh, That Kind of Police Action

2:07 PM, May 30, 2008 • By KEVIN KUSINITZ
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If this guy were American, he'd be President Obama's Secretary of State:

Britain should negotiate with leaders of al-Qaida as part of a new strategy to end its violent campaign, one of the country's most senior police officers has said.

Speaking to the Guardian, Sir Hugh Orde, head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said the experiences of his force tackling the IRA had convinced him that policing alone - detecting plots and arresting people - would not defeat al-Qaida inspired terrorism.

Sir Hugh is spot on in one respect. Hunting down and arresting terrorists is pretty silly. But hunting down and killing terrorists--now you're talking!