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Terrorism requires Intelligence

Reader comment on item: In the MidEast, Bush Dared to Be Different

Submitted by John Halloff (United States), Oct 25, 2004 at 20:10

That Bush has broken with the past as far as Israel is concerned, there can be no doubt, but as one writer pointed out, will it be any more successful than the "old" way?

What I see as a real problem with the war on terrorism is that it cannot be won without the help of all nations that would like to see it end. Without the cooperation of the EU and other nations, the US will be playing blind man's bluff. Bungling around from one misadventure to an other. Bush has so alienated other nations through his arrogance and general cowboy behavior that the cooperation of those nations in the "war" will be grudging at best and nonexistent at worst. Bush can't solve this problem because he is the problem.

Kerry at least has a chance or doing so. The thing I worry about in this connection is that he may be tempted to sell out Israel in order to win the "friendship" of the EU and Arab nations. I think that's remote but it is niggling.
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