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Örn., 19.07.2018
Örn., 19.07.2018
12 Kasım 2001
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12 Kasım 2001
What if our leaders are actually following us, instead of the other way around? What if they are scouring the overnight polls and reinventing themselves to be the kind of leaders we say we want? What if they wage war not because they have found an effective response to terrorism, but because we have told the pollsters we are growing impatient?
12 Kasım 2001
So it has come to this. The entire modern history of the Middle East--the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Balfour declaration, Lawrence of Arabia's lies, the Arab revolt, the foundation of the state of Israel, four Arab-Israeli wars and the thirty-four years of Israel's brutal occupation of Arab land--all erased within hours as those who claim to represent a crushed, humiliated population struck back with the wickedness and awesome cruelty of a doomed people.
12 Kasım 2001
On a trip to Pakistan a few years ago I was talking to a former general about the militant Islamist groups in the region. I asked him why these people, who had happily accepted funds and weapons from the United States throughout the cold war, had become violently anti-American overnight. He explained that they were not alone. Many Pakistani officers who had served the United States loyally from 1951 onward felt humiliated by Washington's indifference.
12 Kasım 2001
Given my filing deadline, I'm writing this column last Friday morning--seventy-two hours after the historic, heart-stopping and thoroughly nauseating terrorist attacks on the United States. Like you last Friday, I don't yet know the precise death or injury count, much less what the United States proposes to do in response, or to whom and with what rationale or justice. And like most Americans, I'm still in something of a state of shock--saddened, angry, worried about friends from whom I still haven't heard, worried more about what my country may be about to do to itself and others--if also oddly calmed and focused by what seems clearly the beginning of a long war.
12 Kasım 2001
On the one hand, we have a private language, with its poignance and terror. On the other, there is the language of public men, which struggles for the articulate and the inspirational. Their failure to find the right public words is partly an index of desolation.
12 Kasım 2001
This may be war - but the enemy is profoundly unsatisfactory. Osama bin Laden does not fit the bill. Those brief film clips reveal only a somewhat ethereal villain, now hidden in distant caves in a desolate landscape. He is as incomprehensible as he is inaccessible. Pure evil says the west, while for his followers he is the embodiment of purity.
12 Kasım 2001
Now is the time in the game of war when we dehumanize our enemies.They are utterly incomprehensible, their acts unimaginable, their motivations senseless. They are "madmen" and their states are "rogue." Now is not the time for more understanding – just better intelligence.
12 Kasım 2001
President Bush is talking about a "crusade'' ­ it would be difficult to find a word more likely to enrage Muslims ­ but if he plans to wage it in Afghanistan, the United States faces a military campaign more fraught and potentially even more costly than Vietnam.
12 Kasım 2001
This is a dangerous moment in history. It would be foolish to allow differences about the best way to respond to a terrorist threat to degenerate into an ideological contest that can only make wise choices more difficult, and perhaps fragment popular support for the decisions our governments make.

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