Monthly Archives: September 2009

On the Plains of Hesitation Bleach the Bones | Los Angeles Times

Does the United States still have a vital interest in Afghanistan? Are some experts right to compare the war to Vietnam? What should be the military objective and exit strategy? Gabriel Schoenfeld and Brian Katulis debate in the Los Angeles Times.

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Osama’s American Yes-Men | New York Post

Osama bin Laden’s recommended reading list has been growing. The surprise isn’t that the al Qaeda-approved books all condemn Jewish influence on US policy — but that the authors in effect return the favor.

In his latest audiotape, the al Qaeda leader urges Americans to read “The Israel Lobby” by academics John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and Jimmy Carter’s “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” This adds to his earlier endorsement of the writings of former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer.

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