Wall Street Journal --
The war on terror scored a big victory this weekend with the Sri Lankan army's battlefield defeat of the terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The event ends one of the world's longest running civil wars. It also vindicates one of the major lessons of September 11: Most of the time, terrorists have to be defeated militarily before political accommodation is possible.
How is that a lesson of 9/11? Or put another way, what political cause does the WSJ think that al Qaeda represents, one which could be accommodated after they are "defeated"? If the above paragraph had been written by the New York Times, the right would be in full "outrage" mode.