Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Juan Cole on Al-Qaeda

A very good piece on Salon.com by the always informative (and correct) Juan Cole. The most interesting piece in the War on Terror, by far IMO, are the events in Pakistan. For over 5 years, Musharraf, Pakistan's dictator (American-supported), has been walking a tightrope between appeasing the Bush administration and not being too favorable to the point where it'd lead to a backlash by Pakistan's large Islamic population (including those in the tribal areas). Our attention remains on Iraq, at the risk of ignoring the larger issue of Al-Qaeda's near-total resurgence in this area.

But Cole puts this far better than I ever could, read about it here.

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