In the Fog of War, a Greater Threat
October 31, 2002
The debate about whether to confront Iraq has hinged to a large extent on how war against Iraq would affect the war on terror. The arguments on both sides, however, show little understanding of a world in which terrorists, not countries, represent the greatest security threat we face. Both sides have focused so heavily on the actions of governments that they have seriously underestimated the boon such a war would hand the radical Islamists of al Qaeda.