Islamic Extremism Up, America Down

The New Republic
War of Error by Peter Bergen
How Osama Bin Laden Beat George W. Bush
Post Date October 22, 2007

If there was another winner besides Iran since 9-11, it might be Al Qaeda. It has not been the US. Peter Bergen points out why in this cover story from this week’s New Republic. Of course, from a Cheney perspective, it’s all about the long term (The US hasn’t won — YET!). A seductively logical ideology perhaps, but one with alarmingly little chance of being vindicated and with an enormous and guaranteed economic, political, and human cost regardless of the outcome.

The New Republic online is for paying subscribers only, but this link might work.

[My thanks to RBS for catching this article quickly. It’s a great read.]

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