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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Until Mideast policies change, America can’t win this war

The State
By JOHN B. QUIGLEY

We are losing the war on terrorism. This summer the State Department issued an alert to Americans in the Middle East and North Africa, warning that they are at risk of attack. If Americans cannot safely live or travel in that region, it is hard to conclude that we are winning the war on terrorism.

The reason we are losing is self-deception. We have not correctly identified the reasons behind anti-U.S. actions. As a result, our tactics are ineffective and may even be counterproductive.

After Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration explained to the public that evil forces hate American freedoms, and that these enemies can be defeated only by being eradicated physically.

That analysis misses the point. Anti-U.S. actions stem from a perception in the Middle East that the United States harms the region by pursuing its own political and financial interests.

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