Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Geting into the Mind of Al Qaeda

Fire of Liberty

Here's a good piece by Mark Steyn on why nobody in the State Department or a member of the other policy shops haven't written a document similar to George Keenan's "Long Telegram" with regards to our current war against Islamic fascism. Now while the Bush administration has tried its best to formulate a clear cut policy on our enemy and their intentions they still remains an opening for someone in the vein of George Keenan to emerge. Though I don't see such an individual in the policy shop of the State Department daring enough to craft such a policy, I can suggest a good starting point for the formulation of such policy in the writings of writer/journalists/historians like Mark Steyn, Lawrence Wright, Bernard Lewis, and Norman Podhoretz. At least these fellows have the ideology of our enemies down pat.

*Here's a list of their informative works:

America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It
by Mark Steyn

The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
by Bernard Lewis

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
by Bernard Lewis

World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism
by Norman Podhoretz

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