They Would Rather Lose the War on Terror Than Admit That They Were Wrong

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?

See also:
Lessons Pancho Villa Taught Me When They Finally Shot His Ass

Dead Children of a Lesser God: Why the Terrorists are Winning, #247 in a Series

Blue Eyed Body Count: Bush/Zarqawi

Why We're Losing the War on Terror: #370,001 In a Series

Why They Voted for Hamas

2 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

I have a new barometer for judging the level of atrociousness for a speech by G.W.: Sean Hannity's defense. If Hannity is on the air the next day, railing at the Democrats and glorying in Cheney's handpuppet, then the speach must have been especially embarassing. The worse the speech, the more manical the rant from Hannity.

So why listen or watch the fool? Because we need to know our enemies.

Ormondroyd's Encyclopedia Esoterica said...

I did waste a half hour on Sunday a bit closer to the source, watching Condoleeza Rice on Face the Nation, and sadly concluded that the truth is not in her. She evaded every question about the current mess in Iraq by insisting that Saddam Hussein was a bad man and the world is better off without him, and everyone who disagrees is completely out of touch with reality... All of which is true enough, but had nothing to do with the question she was asked.

Somehow I think of my limited time on Earth and ask myself and think of all the things I could be doing instead of listening to Hannity and the like, and Hannity always loses.

Check out Vanity Fair's "excerpt" from Ann Coulter's diary: "So what's with the Virgin Mary? Get a grip, woman! Someone needs to teach these female liberals how to mourn....Sorry, guys, but gravity is just a theory. And a theory, I might add in which those charming little liberal crushes of yours-- Stalin and Pol Pot and Mao Zedong-- also believed. Great company to be keeping, huh?"