Kevin Drum quotes some thoughts from Wesley Clark about how and where to fight Islamic terrorism.
And what about the real sources of terrorists—U.S. allies in the region like Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia? Wasn’t it the repressive policies of the first, and the corruption and poverty of the second, that were generating many of the angry young men who became terrorists? And what of the radical ideology and direct funding spewing from Saudi Arabia? Wasn’t that what was holding the radical Islamic movement together? What about our NATO allies, whose cities were being used as staging bases and planning headquarters? Why weren’t we putting greater effort into broader preventive measures?
I knew that Clark was well positioned to make the Saudi issue against Bush, but I wasn’t sure he was prepared to do it. Seems as if he is. I might just enjoy the next thirteen months.