Friday, January 16, 2004

An End to Evil

"An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror," by David Frum and Richard Perle is a great read. Frum and Perle ask that policy makers see the world the way it actually is rather than how they think it should be. Thus, they believe that those who would have the United States rely on the United Nations to guarantee its security are ideological, while they are pragmatists. Many Middle Eastern dictators will have a difficult time sleeping after reading this book. It calls for either regime change or a credible threat of same for numerous countries. And perhaps more importantly, the views of President Bush and many of his advisors are very much in line with those of Frum and Perle.