Carol Platt Liebau: Lesson Learned?

Friday, September 28, 2007

Lesson Learned?

Frederick Kagan explains why it would be a tragic mistake for America to accede to Democrats' calls to go back to an Iraq mission limited to "targeted strikes" against terrorist leaders and attempts to disgrace radical ideologies in the eyes of Muslims. The upshot:

It is not enough to persuade a Muslim population to reject al Qaeda's ideology and practice. Someone must also be willing and able to protect that population against the terrorists they had been harboring, something that special forces and long-range missiles alone can't do.


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