It's Not Over Yet

Iraq is slipping deeper into the blood-red waters of civil strife. The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan. Hizballah is crowing in the wake of Israel's inconclusive attacks. Hamas runs the Palestinian Authority. Iran is drawing closer to acquiring nuclear weapons. Osama bin Laden and his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, continue to taunt the West with messages of defiance, as jihadist cells from London to Lahore plot fresh attacks.

Given such grim news five years after 9/11, it is all too easy to conclude that the Bush doctrine is a bust--that, at best, it has been ineffectual and that, at worst, it has...

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