31.10.03

STAY THE COURSE. Ralph Peters takes stock of the Iraqi resistance and evaluates criteria for success in the Global War on Terrorism. We are unlikely to live long enough to see a dispassionate analysis of the war, which would require an assessment of how many attacks were disrupted prior to September 11, 2001; how many have been disrupted since; have the plots subsequent to September 11 been more frequent and more clever, more frequent and less clever, less frequent and more clever, or less frequent and less clever. (No doubt the historians will come up with more precise categorizations. A 2x2 classification works for many economics problems, which no doubt influences my classification scheme.)

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