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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

5/05/2004

Who are We at War With?

Obviously we are at war with Al Qaeda. They declared war on us in the mid-1990s, and they proved it once and for all on September 11. The trouble with limiting the war to Al Qaeda is that they are not the root of the problem. They are only a symptom. Modern Islamic totalitarianism is an enormous movement spanning decades and continents. Like Europe's totalitarians, sometimes they work together, other times they tear each other to pieces. Al Qaeda is only the newest bad actor, as Berman recently put it in the New York Times, "a kind of foam thrown up by the larger extremist wave."
michael totten
Over at Tech Central Station Michael Totten writes chapter and verse on who, exactly, the war on terror and the war in Iraq is targetting. It is a disturbing read, particularily as he is willing to actually call the murders in Sudan the genocide they actually are.