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Friday, March 03, 2006

Umm...stop digging, maybe??

From the Washington Times:
Thirty new terrorist organizations have emerged since the September 11, 2001, attacks, outpacing U.S. efforts to crush the threat, said Brig. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, the Pentagon's deputy director for the war on terrorism.

"We are not killing them faster than they are being created," Gen. Caslen told a gathering at the Woodrow Wilson Center yesterday, warning that the war could take decades to resolve.
Gen. Caslen blames this on the terrorists' better communications capabilities! Yeah, right, General. Poor old Pentagon doesn't have any communications capabilities to match guys hanging out in caves in Afghanistan.

Of course, Caslen ignores the obvious--the "war on terror" is the best recruiting tool al Qaeda ever had. The "war on terror" could be over tomorrow--just stop fighting it. We'd all be a lot better off.

Also from the article:
The takfir (infidel) view of the world that falls under the Salafist teachings of the Sunni sect -- such as al Qaeda in Iraq -- is an example of the extremist view that condones violence to accomplish ideological ends, [Caslen] said.
Sounds like neoconservatism to me.