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Monday, January 23, 2006

Creating enemies of al Qaeda 

About a month ago I considered victory conditions in the wider war beyond Iraq. That post summarized my take on America's strategy, and focused particularly on the need to create enemies of al Qaeda within Islam. Contrary to the widespread attitude of the Vietnam generation, it is far more important to create enemies of al Qaeda than it is to create "friends" of the United States. Yes, this war is about "hearts and minds," but it is less about "winning" hearts and minds than it is about turning them darkly against our enemy.

With that background, therefore, you will appreciate that I think this report from Bill Roggio is evidence of important progress.

Similar good news here.

2 Comments:

By Blogger C.H. Truth, at Mon Jan 23, 02:34:00 PM:

Things are looking up... whether the MSM wants to acknowledge it or not...

btw... you really should have the CHT website blogrolled!  

By Blogger UnemployedCapitalist, at Mon Jan 23, 11:03:00 PM:

Not quite "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", but we'll take it.  

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