The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lawrence Wright on the State of Al Qaeda UPDATED

I'm so glad that Hugh Hewitt put this up, because this interview--which I heard via podcast--so dramatically underscores how clueless our newly-elected "leaders" are about the threat we face. For those who didn't get to hear it, here is the transcript of Hugh Hewitt interviewing Lawrence Wright, recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his mesmerizing The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (btw, if you have not read this book, click on the link and order it; it is one of the two best books--along with Mark Steyn's America Alone--that I have read in the last 3 years. It is that good...).

Wright is pretty much hands-down the Western expert on Al Qaeda and this interview with Hewitt is deeply disturbing on many levels. But nevertheless the truth must be faced head-on and understood for what it is before it can be remedied. And in a Democratic Republic, we are the only ones who can remedy this situation (hint: it involves turning the map bright red in 2008...). All this to say: this is your homework assignment for tonight--truly a must read interview.

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