This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.
Anyone who thinks the war on terror is something less than a war should take a better look at the images out of Boston on Monday.
Innocent runners and spectators — not soldiers — deliberately targeted. An 8-year-old among the dead; many survivors gravely injured. Limbs blown off. Streams of blood on the pavement.
Most sobering of all is the certainty that many rejoiced at the carnage. Hatred of the United States — of the entire West — is endemic in parts of the world. Some in this country share the sentiment. Read more »