Real Clear Politics brings to us a David Warren column from the Ottawa Citizen, written for a Canadian readership, but plain excellent and worth a read.
"Not all my readers appreciate that we are seeing now, in southern Lebanon and northern Israel, and across swathes of Afghanistan and Iraq, a harbinger of our future. The war with fanatical Islam is spreading, and must come to us. [....]
"We cannot know how the war will develop; only that it will. It will be quite unlike previous world wars. We can only observe that we are now in transition from the terrorist stage, to the guerrilla warfare stage. I can only guess, but would think the next threshold will be crossed when a country, most likely Iran, brings true "weapons of mass destruction" into play."
Warren finds reasons for hope. Follow the link to read about them.
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