- Even if the Madrid bombings didn't directly lead to Spain's withdrawal from Iraq, they definitely hastened it.
- Regarding the purported powerlessness of the terrorists:
What do you do if you're a tiny fringe who is completely right and indeed only if your plan succeeds is the world saved? And you're opposed by all of these massive states and powers?I don't think the terrorists are as powerless as that. There is a broad swathe of support for them (if not for their actions, at least for the causes they espouse and the injustice they strike out against) in the Arab/Islamic world, fuelled by things like the treatment of Palestinians (and, in our own country, the Gujarat pogrom).
Friday, July 08, 2005
Some comments on the Cole interview
Juan Cole has posted excerpts from an interview he took part in. I have some nits to pick: