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Why Al Qaeda Is Losing the War on Terror

Because the Middle East is catching up to -- and connecting with -- the rest of the world. And no matter how much peace Osama bin Laden's No. 2 tries to offer Barack Obama, there is no stopping globalization's power over extremism.

Continue reading this week's World War Room post at Esquire.com.

Reader Comments (2)

Okay Tom buying your thesis! But what do you expect from a potentially resurgent Iraq post American intervention and occupancy? Will this "nation-state" be likely to remain in the orbit of the USA or will oil politics become the dominant theme for its future including use of that resource to avoid addressing the needs of its people?

Also any chance of the Turks allowing a major alliance beteen the Kurds and the US? Is Kurdistan still gap?
August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam R. Cumming
I expect Iraq to look out for itself, as will the Kurds. I expect everybody to be exactly who they are.
August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Barnett

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