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Friday, January 12, 2007

They're targeting you

Amir Taheri in the London Times (via Austin Bay):

Those familiar with Iraq know that the real war for its future is waged in the United States and, to a lesser extent, Britain. The terrorists have no hope of riding in triumph into Baghdad, but they continue to fight to persuade US and British opinion that the war is lost and that new Iraq does not deserve further support.

In other words, when terrorists murder a group of civilians, they're really targeting you.

I'd be surprised if they didn't study U.S. opinion polls like generals study enemy troop movements, and measure the effect of everything they do against them.

As one person put it, "terrorism is an information war disguised as a military conflict."

Another sad observation:

Too many Democrats have invested too much in the hope that Iraq fails for them to agree to help Mr Bush to ensure success.

The whole thing is worth a read.


(Please keep in mind that each commenter's opinions are only his/her own.)

I can't imagine sunni insurgents excessively monitoring western media or killing more civilians to adjust western opinion. The networks they read cover altogether different stories from a unrecognisably different perspective.

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