Purveyors of Terrorism

The Washington Babylon series over at harpers.org is packed full of insightful commentary about the state of affairs in D.C. The most recent posting deals with the Bush Administration's hawking of the war on terror, and their hawking of Al Quaeda as a legitimate organization of terrorism.

Terrorism is a real threat, but “Al Qaeda” is less of an organization than it is an impulse. And while bin Laden isn't the all-powerful terrorist mastermind he's often portrayed to be, the war in Iraq, Guantanamo, extraordinary renditions, and other Bush Administration brainstorms have ensured that his message is broadcast loud and clear throughout the world."
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