November 12, 2002
READER CECIL TURNER WRITES that this is the best anti-war argument that he's seen:
The gist is that we should focus on Al Qaeda, contain Iraq, and avoid making new enemies among Arabs. It's wrong--suggesting there is no collusion between Iraq and terrorists, and that Islamist attacks are limited by depth of feeling rather than military capability--but at least it's coherent.
But the big question: why did I have to go to a conservative website to find it?
UPDATE: Reader Chris Wyatt points out this article in The New Yorker as something Turner should be reading. And The Pontificator, a blog I wasn't familiar with, sends this link.