Thursday, September 16, 2004

Freedom's vulnerability; Terrorism's opportunity

Clifford May writes that losing Iraq to the terrorists is possible and would be devastating to the civilized world.
"In war," Churchill said, "one cannot wait to have everything perfect, but must fight in relation to the enemy's strength and plight."

In Iraq today, the enemy's strength derives from the fact that he finds targets everywhere – American soldiers, Iraqi police cadets, Nepalese construction workers, Turkish truck drivers, what's the difference? And he has virtually nothing to defend.