Local View Column: Happy birthday, George Washington, ya terrorist!

We frown on and condemn terrorists as they engage in asymmetric warfare, as the military would term it. But we need to take off our rose-colored glasses and see what's really at play: Terrorists are seldom considered "legitimate."


Menachem Begin, the former prime minister of Israel, was a really tough guy and part of the infamous Irgun terrorist gang, which, in 1948, blew up the King David hotel in Jerusalem. The hotel was known as the nerve center of oppressive British rule...