Years After 9/11, the War on Terror Is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped It Would
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Nation
Posted: November 23rd, 2015
Fourteen years later, thanks a heap, Osama bin Laden. With a small number of supporters, $400,000-$500,000, and 19 suicidal hijackers, most of them Saudis, you ... goaded us into doing what you had neither the resources nor the ability to do. George W. Bush and company used those murderous acts and the nearly 3,000 resulting deaths as an excuse to try to make the world theirs. It took them no time at all to decide to launch a Global War on Terror in up to 60 countries. Dont you find it strange, looking back, just how quickly 9/11 set their brains aflame? Dont you still find it eerie that, amid the wreckage of the Pentagon, the initial orders our secretary of defense gave his aides were to come up with plans for striking Iraq, even though he was already convinced that Al Qaeda had launched the attack? Washingtons post-9/11 policies in the Middle East helped lead to the establishment of the Islamic States caliphate in parts of fractured Iraq and Syria. The United States has gone into the business of robotic assassination big time, [and] Washington has regularly knocked off women and children while searching for militant leaders. Fourteen years later, dont you find it improbable that our war on terror has so regularly devolved into a war of and for terror; that our methods ... have visibly promoted, not blunted, the spread of Islamic extremism; and that, despite this, Washington has generally not recalibrated its actions in any meaningful way? Fourteen years later, how improbable is that?
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