Tamim Ansary

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Friday, May 07, 2004
9/11: What Could Have Been
Two and a half years have passed since America took the War on Terrorism to Afghanistan. It's time to ask how it's working. Let's review. The day after 9/11, many Americans thirsted for revenge, and surely that's what the terrorists who carried out the hijackings were hoping for. The terrorists...
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Saturday, October 19, 2002
A War Won't End Terrorism
Directly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the war talk began, as if war were the obvious remedy for terrorism. The president vowed to "destroy the infrastructure of terrorism" and defeat "states that sponsor terrorism." By January, our quarrel was shifting from Osama bin Laden to what...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Bomb Afghanistan to Stone Age? It's Been Done
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last week I heard a lot of talk about "bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age." Ronn Owens, on KGO Talk Radio, allowed that this would mean killing innocent people, but "we're at war, we have to accept collateral damage." Later I heard a TV pundit discussing whether we "have the...
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