I am turned off to the discussion about terrorism because it seems to be an obvious contention over money and power. Those called terrorists want power, those connected to them want power, and those who may respond to them may be looking through the lens of power. Preoccupation with power has nothing to do with most people probably because we often have no power nor seek it. Most of us want to live a good life and are not interested in activities that involve the death of others. Even if we agree there are bad people in the world, there is too much error and collateral damage in trying to right every wrong. Surely, there is a smarter, nobler way forward.