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The Forever War

Mark Danner wrote an excellent piece in the Sunday New York Times a few weeks ago, "Taking Stock of the Forever War" which convincingly explains the rationale behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as the Bush Administration's misguided response which played directly into the hands of bin Laden and al Qaeda. I've been puzzling for a while now over what, exactly, bin Laden hoped to gain from 9/11; now, thanks to Danner, I know.

The piece is rather lengthy but I strongly encourage one and all to read it.

(Thanks to Shaz for alerting me to the story.)

October 3, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink