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W equals Wronger than ever

It’s not a new concept. John Kerry said it during the 2004 campaign. W stands for Wrong — the wrong war, the wrong targets, the wrong investments in our safety.

This article on Rolling Stone we’ve already linked to in our links section. But it encapsulates the gist of the problem so well, I felt compelled to blog about it as well.

The problem is, almost everything that President Bush understands about his own war on terrorism is wrong. According to nearly a dozen former high-ranking officials who have been on the front lines of the administration’s counterterrorism effort, the president is not only fighting the wrong war — he is fighting it in a way that has actually made the threat worse. The war on terrorism, they say, has been mismanaged and misdirected almost from the start, in no small part because the president simply does not understand the nature of the enemy he is fighting.

One is tempted to ask why the president and his retinue seem so hellbent on getting it wrong.

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