84% of the readers polled at Foreign Policy magazine think we're losing the war on terror. If you'da ast me, I coulda tole ya.
It's not likely that the corridors of power will start consulting Noam Chomsky, the late Edward Said, or my current crush Arundhati Roy.
And I am certainly not advocating that politicians follow the advice of intuitives/amateur story-tellers who've read a little history like yrs. truly.
But in the name of all that's holy, the establishment is going to keep losing this war until they at least incorporate the warnings from Chomsky, Roy, Said, et alia into their calculations. America refuses to know its enemy because they don't WANT to know their enemy. They'd rather lose the war on terror than challenge capitalism's assumptions about the Middle East and Third World.
A reading of Al Qaeda strategy only underlines how the Bush administration has played into their hands by shooting from the hip. Evidence suggests that the invasion of Iraq was planned before the 9/11 attack. George W. Bush is the greatest recruiter al-Qaeda ever had. Can we impeach him NOW? Can we do any worse?
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