The single biggest anti-terrorist success since 9/11 happened over the past few days, as the British, U.S., and Pakistani governments rolled up an apparently widespread conspiracy.
Latest Headline: "19 Suspects Are Identified in Britain"
How was this success achieved? Police work and international cooperation.
Iraq is the single biggest disaster since 9/11.
Latest Headline: "Blast Kills 35 Iraqis at Shiite Shrine in Najaf"
How was this failure achieved? Traditional military force and unilateralism.
The future is all about networks and fourth-generation warfare. When we recognize this, we win. When we don't we fail.
Why is Israel so determined to fail in Lebanon?
Latest Headline: "Israel Expands Offensive in Lebanon"
The Iraq model is a failure. The entire right-wing war machine that promoted it is now focused on justifying a lost cause.
Meanwhile, fighting terrorism works. And there are many important, obvious, sensible, anti-terrorist policies to be pursued, revolving around police work, international cooperation, and creating networks of peace and stability.
Let's get to work.