Sunday, April 23, 2006

Why we haven't caught bin Laden

When the Washington Post describes new plans for fighting terrorism beyond war zones as :
The long-awaited campaign plan for the global war on terrorism
It's an understatement, and it shows what's wrong with the official response to the "war on terrorism." The Post seems to accept that these plans "are considered the Pentagon's highest priority." But we've been in the thick of this battle for 5 years, and advance warning and early skirmishes in the "war on terrorism" date back to the Clinton years.

Perhaps if we hadn't diverted our energy and attention into Iraq, and if we weren't now directing our energy into Iran, we'd actually have made some progress in hunting down and infiltrating terrorist cells, in arresting and interrogating terrorist leaders, and bringing the world together in rooting out the forces driving the popularity of al Qaeda.

But no, better to hire another terrorist group for a proxy war in Iran.

What could go wrong?