What James Woolsey said (“The hell with proportionality,” Frontlines, November 10) was so obviously sensible: Use the most effective means to frustrate your enemies’ aims.
Your columnist Caroline B. Glick suggested this a few years ago when she wrote of the need to get the world off the use of oil and reduce its price so that many of our enemies would not have the resources to be a real threat. Did anything happen here? No concerted effort was made. The government did not tell the chief scientist to allocate whatever resources it would take to perfect alternative fuel and power technology.
Fortunately, through private initiatives motivated by the perceived threat of global warming, we are very close to this capability. We have to now make the final effort. The immediate aim must be to perfect retro-fit systems so that a major proportion of the 900 million cars in the world can be converted to run on alternative fuels or electricity.
BERNARD DAVID Petah Tikva