At the risk of being branded a "Moonbat" by my learned friend, His Kennyness, I do think we should stop The War on Terror.
I'm not saying we should Hug-a-Mullah and we should definitely take steps to stop the keys to Air Traffic Control at Heathrow falling into the hands of Al-Qaeda.
But an accelerating climate of heavy-handed government with no end in sight is unacceptable.
Here's an idea.
* Pull the troops out of Iraq by the end of next year
* Triple the Foreign Office budget
* Quadruple our Overseas Aid budget
I'd rather make friends than shoot enemies. I'd rather spend my money on a War on Poverty than one on Terrorism.
Our troops in Iraq have tried to do an impossible job and have failed. Time to pull them out and give some Iraqis the resources they need to run their own country.
I'm not advocating a blank cheque. If they show any signs of misusing the money it stops and gets channeled elsewhere.
It's going to cost money, but the current fiasco is far from cheap and is delivering zero value.
Anyway - the new Thomas Pynchon book is out soon - I'm relying on him to have something to say about this