Why They Hate Us

Found this at Insty’s.

The attack on the West by Islamism was not a function of the West’s weakness, but a nihilistic, embittered swipe at a success that cast the dreary failure of so much of the Muslim Middle East into a shaming shade. It turned out our flaw was not our softness, but our strength.

I disagree. They may hate us for that reason, but they attacked us because of perceived weakness.  You can read bin Laden’s fatwa online. He cites Vietnam, Beirut and Somalia as examples of what would happen if America was in a war for longer than a year. Was he wrong? I look through your site, Mr. Sullivan, and see that he was not. Question is, will we finish the job we promised regardless of your opinions.

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