Historian: U.S. May Lose War on Terror

[New York Sun] Daniel Freedman - The victor of the war on terror is far from clear, Princeton historian Bernard Lewis told a Hudson Institute conference. Lewis said he agrees with Natan Sharansky that the only real solution to defeating radical Islam is to bring freedom to the Middle East. Either "we free them or they destroy us," Lewis said. The contention that Arabs aren't suited to democracy and that the West's best hope lies with friendly tyrants shows an ignorance of the Arabs' past and contempt for their present and future. Lewis said he places no hope in the UN being part of the solution.

2006-09-15 01:00:00

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