Sunday, October 28, 2007

What kind of war are we fighting? And can we win it?

Title of the lead article in this month’s Commentary magazine. Fifteen notable foreign policy experts agree that we are fighting World War IV against Islamic extremists, and that it can be won, but it is going to be hard. The experts:

Fouad Ajami Johns Hopkins University

John Bolton US ambassador to the UN 2005-2006

Max Boot Council on Foreign Relations. Author

Reuel Marc Gerecht American Enterprise Institute, Author

Victor Davis Hanson Hoover Institute, Author

Daniel Henninger Deputy editor, Wall St. Journal

Martin Kramer Institute for Near East Policy

William Kristol Editor, Weekly Standard

Andrew C. McCarthy Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

David Pryce-Jones Author of “Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews

Claudia Rosett Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Amir Taheri Former editor of Khayan, an Iranian newspaper

Ruth Wedgewood Hoover Institution

James Q. Wilson Pepperdine University

R. James Woolsey Former Director of Central Intelligence

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