Carol Platt Liebau: Proving Our Enemies Right?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Proving Our Enemies Right?

Princeton Professor Emeritus Bernard Lewis sets out an elegant and succinct explanation of why, given the behavior of the Democratic Congress, Osama bin Laden's confidence that the US would be easy to defeat may have been justified.

It's amazing that facts like these -- suggesting that Saddam Hussein supported Al Qaeda attacks on the US, thereby using Islamofascist terrorists as his proxies -- go blithely unreported by the press.

The upshot? At least some segment of America just wants to stop fighting, whatever the cost ultimately turns out to be. For the rest of us, however, some prices are simply too high.

2 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Seems to ignore the fact that Reagan funded, trained, and equipped al Qaeda. He also traded weapons for hostages with Iran. While the elder Bush supplied chemical weapons to Saddam.

12:48 PM  
Blogger rayrobisonblog said...

wow, reagan made al qaeda? pretty impressive since he left office in 88 and al qaeda didnt form until roughly 92. BTW, you need to read Steve Coll's Pulitzer Prize winning report on the afghan jihad. The CIA supported local afghans, some of them bad guys true, but not the arab mujahideed. they didnt need or want CIA aid. They had arab oil money (including Saddam). BYW, it was Carter that signed the executive order for the CIA to support the afghan mujahideen in 79. Agian, read something besides lefty blogs. try this

http://www.ebookmall.com/main/orders/cart.cfm?Product_ID=225099

1:44 PM  

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