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  • No doubt, along with a preference for populist appeasement and isolationism, it played a part in Mark Latham's thinking when he argued that our contribution to the war on terror should be limited to our own region and that our troops 'proper place was not on the other side of the world but at home.

    Foreign Minister: The Earle Page College's Annual Politics Dinner

  • action-reaction in closed regimes of control maintained in decay in economic reform in evolution or collapse of globalization as threat to ideological immune systems built in inducement and containment as appropriate policies toward isolation of openness as threat to outside influences in political capital in political succession in power reconsolidated in pressure for change in protectionism as self-defeating in stability of and war on terror

    The J Curve

  • Instead, as Fury later wrote, “For this most important mission to date in the global war on terror our nation was relying on a fractious bunch of AK-47-toting lawless bandits and tribal thugs, not bound by any recognized rules of warfare.”

    The Longest War

  • The sophistic distinctions we draw today in our war on terror — between the rule of law and "exceptional" circumstances, between citizens (who have rights and legal protections) and noncitizens to whom anything can be done, between normal people and "terrorists," between "us" and "them" — are not new.

    What Have We Learned, If Anything?

  • For the umpteenth time Bush once again bracketed Saddam and 9/11: “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September 11th, 2001 and still goes on.”

    The Longest War


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