"and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War."
...maybe for Islamofascism
"The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams."
Completely wrong. He was counting on weakness and fecklessness that he saw with Clinton. His "dreams" were crushed along with his body under hundreds of tons of rubble in Tora Bora.
"ensuring that a debate that should be ringing out in every town square is confined to the loftier columns of the East Coast press. "
Oh yes we all know how silent the voices of dissent have fallen under the jackbooted heel of John Ashcroft.
"The imminent war was planned years before bin Laden struck, but it was he who made it possible."
This is just stupid.
"Without bin Laden, the Bush junta would still be trying to explain such tricky matters as how it came to be elected in the first place;&…