Carol Platt Liebau: A Big Surprise?

Monday, February 19, 2007

A Big Surprise?

Once again, the New York Times is blowing the horn of doom, claiming in this piece that Bin Laden et al. have been somewhat successful in reestablishing an Al Qaeda network.

Needless to say, there's significant disagreement about both the extent to which they're in charge of what passes for the Al Qaeda operation these days; what's more, many of the new "lieutenants" are younger and less experienced than those they have been forced to replace (because the US has killed them).

Even so, the breathless tone of the piece is noteworthy. The adults among us have always known that the war on terror is going to be a long one, with setbacks as well as victories. Do the naifs at the Times really think that warfare is just one long and unbroken march toward victory -- or else, it's a total failure?


Blogger JohnnyT. said...

In a word, yes. When Bin-Laden(if He's even still alive)comes out from his cave he might not like what he sees. One thing he will like is all the traction the defeatists are getting. Assuring him he was half-right about America the Paper Tiger.

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