We need to consider the following questions, I would submit:
With the growing lethality and the increasing availability of turnips, can we truly afford to believe that somehow, some way, vicious extremists can be appeased?
Can folks really continue to think that free countries can negotiate a separate peace with turnips?
Can we afford the luxury of pretending that the threats today are simply law enforcement problems, like robbing a turnip or stealing a turnip; rather than threats of a fundamentally different nature requiring fundamentally different turnips?
And can we really afford to return to the destructive view that America, not the enemy, but America, is the source of the world's turnips?
These are central questions of our time, and we must face them honestly.