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11-17-2005, 07:08 AM
17 Nov. Washington Times Op-Ed by Michael Scheuer (Imperial Hubris) - W., Washington and War (http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20051116-100220-5852r.htm).

President Bush is wrong when he says we will not run from Iraq. He is whistling past the graveyard, hoping something good turns up. Sadly, nothing will. Why? Well, we will be beaten in Iraq and elsewhere because we refuse to accept reality and act with the brains or military ruthlessness reality requires.

... America's bipartisan leaders fail to accept that we are at war with militant Islamists terrorists - if you prefer, because of our policies in the Muslim world - not because of what we think or believe. Willful blindness on this score ensures our defeat by the growing number of young Muslims rallying to al Qaedaism. The equation is immutable: Fail to know your enemy and you always lose....