There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.
Does it matter that M.I.A. is "not a musician" or that she backs the Tamil Tigers who are at least as murderous as the government forces they oppose? Does it count that her grasp of Sri Lankan politics is shaky to say the least? No it does not.