Is There No Hope?
When — it is only a matter of time — we withdraw from Iraq, the Sunnis of the world are going to say “the mujahideen defeated the world’s greatest superpower.” The Shi’a will say that they drove out the Americans, but only the Shi’a will hear that.
My point: in the Sunni world, it will be Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda who will get the credit for our withdrawal.
That is not good.
He continues with a call to action: he proposes engaging in dialogue with the people of Syria, Iran, Turkey, the KSA, and others to counter the rising influence of violent radical Islamism.
Rather than bury my response in the comments or clutter up the front page there (or here) with my response, I’ve posted my reflections on Ali’s post at The Glittering Eye.
There’s a lively discussion going on at Dean’s World on Ali’s observations.