Donald Trump is rarely right, and consistently inconsistent, but his resistance to 'Endless Wars' is sensible, as the hysterical reaction to his Syria decision reveals.
While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.
Malcolm Turnbull has flagged tough new anti-terrorism laws that could mean convicted terrorists are jailed indefinitely.
Tony Blair deliberately made his country less safe from the threat of terrorism in an effort to make a political point, the Chilcot Inquiry shows.
Is it the job of the public broadcaster to weigh in on official channels about the term "radical Islam"?
Malcolm Turnbull's comments on Syria reflect an understanding of context and the role of western foreign policy in creating terrorism. Both are anathema to the hard Right.
From unilateral military action to involving Syria and Russia, there are numerous theories as to the best way to defeat the terrorist threat of Islamic State.
If we think Islamic State is the epitome of evil and must be stopped, why do we then threaten those who try to stop it?