LJ 2009-01-15 13:23:00
President Bush, on September 20th 2001:
Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.
It would be hilarious, were it not so tragic, just how utterly wrong he was. That he thought he could go through and “fix” the world with military power demonstrates just how naive the administration was, in failing to understand that it is exactly this approach which breeds resistance and radical action. Alas, he would have been more accurate if he’d just cut his speech short…
Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end