Juan Cole on this fourth anniversary of 9/11. Bush has given us the worst of all possible worlds– a half-finished job against al-Qaeda, an Iraqi imbroglio that could still explode into civil or even regional war– and which serves as an al-Qaeda recruiting tool–, a government starved for funds, an enormous windfall for the rich [...]
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At the same time that the U.S. is continuing the screw things up in Iraq, it’s also doing a good job of letting Afghanistan (you know, the one they keep trotting out as a success) fall back into civil war. Fortunately, the British are actually paying attention. Defence chiefs are planning to rush thousands of [...]