Bali bombings and soft judges

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In the wake of the Bali bombings, there's no question that terrorists form an implacable enemy. But it doesn't help anyone that they have a perfect environment in which to operate. Indonesia has been providing that to them, by taking a law—enforcement approach to fighting terrorism instead of a national—security approach.

Terrorists who've committed mass murder have been getting off on legal technicalities left and right for the past four years. As a result, Indonesia's national security problem is growing ever greater. That needs to stop and Indonesia needs to develop a truly credible response to terrorism. Investor's Business Daily has some thoughts about the long string of judicial travesties that preceded last weekend's terror attack here.

A.M. Mora y Leon 10 04 05

In the wake of the Bali bombings, there's no question that terrorists form an implacable enemy. But it doesn't help anyone that they have a perfect environment in which to operate. Indonesia has been providing that to them, by taking a law—enforcement approach to fighting terrorism instead of a national—security approach.

Terrorists who've committed mass murder have been getting off on legal technicalities left and right for the past four years. As a result, Indonesia's national security problem is growing ever greater. That needs to stop and Indonesia needs to develop a truly credible response to terrorism. Investor's Business Daily has some thoughts about the long string of judicial travesties that preceded last weekend's terror attack here.

A.M. Mora y Leon 10 04 05