Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No More Afghanistans

Robert Wright argues that Afghanistan is worse than Vietnam because our involvement actually manufactures new enemies, whereas non-interventionist tactics in combating terrorism would have resulted in al-Qaeda just fading away:
Al Qaeda’s ideology offers nothing that many of the world’s Muslims actually want — except, perhaps, when they feel threatened by the West, a feeling that isn’t exactly dulled by the presence of American troops in Muslim countries.

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