11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Should have been shorter,
By A Customer
This review is from: Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (Hardcover)
This is a well written and stimulating book, with a free flowing and gripping style. But Anonymous could have said what he wanted to say in 25 pages instead of 250. Despite saying that he would not belabour his points, he does just that, repeating them over and over again.
I was still left at the end not understanding what he wants the US to do in order to take the battle a la Sherman to the enemy. His ideas for US policy change are clear but how is the US expected to achieve a "blood soaked" victory? Who is supposed to be killed? Surely not all the 1.3 billion Muslims who he claims are now threatening the very existence of the US. The book would have been much better if Anonymous could have explained in the military field, as he has done in the political field, how the US should substitute an anti insurgency strategy for the current counter terrorism approach, which, he claims, will only yield tactical victories and lead eventually to losing the war.
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