Why the West is Fighting – and Why It Must Win

(Telegraph-UK) Editorial - The video of hooded and masked al-Qaeda terrorists beheading an American civilian, supposedly carried out by bin Laden's henchman Abu al-Zarqawi, has reminded Americans of why they are fighting a war against terrorism and what kind of foe they are up against. Nick Berg's decapitation cannot erase the incalculable and self-inflicted damage done by what happened in Abu Ghraib. But there are signs that it has restored a sense of proportion to the debate in Washington. The coalition cannot compromise with the foreign terrorists in Iraq such as al-Zarqawi.

2004-05-13 00:00:00

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