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Robert Fisk and the Crusades

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As mentioned, I am now reading about the Crusades. Well today, I just came upon this harsh criticism by Robert Fisk on the CIA’s recent assessment that the U.S. is succeeding in its war on terrorism in the Middle East.

As long as there is injustice in the Middle East, al-Qa’ida will win. As long as we have 22 times as many Western forces in the Muslim world as we did at the time of the Crusades – my calculations are pretty accurate – we are going to be at war with Muslims. The hell-disaster of the Middle East is now spread across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, even Lebanon. And we are winning?

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