Is It Time to Start Waterboarding Fat People?


I have another short back-and-forth over at the L.A. Times, this one on child obesity. My sparring partner, the Manhattan Institute's Kay Hymowitz, actually read the May Newsweek story on fat kids. Here's what she found:

According to former U.S. surgeon general Richard Carmona, "As we look to the future and where childhood obesity will be in 20 years … it is every bit as threatening to us as is the terrorist threat we face today. It is the terrorist threat from within."

I'm not sure whether we should be more or less afraid of the "War on Terror" now that the phrase terrorist threat means "bad thing."