A few posts back, we noted the comments of Ralph Peters on the lack of will on the part of the US in the battle against Muslim fundamentalism in Iraq. Today, Bernard Lewis, writing in the Wall Street Journal, adds his thoughts (of the same vein) to the forum. His conclusion:
recent developments, and notably the public discourse inside the U.S.,
are persuading increasing numbers of Islamist radicals that their first
assessment was correct after all, and that they need only to press a
little harder to achieve final victory. It is not yet clear whether
they are right or wrong in this view. If they are right, the
consequences–both for Islam and for America–will be deep, wide and
Read the whole thing, and weep…….