Counter-terrorism expert Bruce Hoffman has a fascinating op-ed piece, Al-Qaeda has a new strategy. Obama needs one, too. – washingtonpost.com. Here is a summation of that strategy, which Hoffman explores in detail: Overwhelm. Divide. Bankrupt. Spread. Diversify.
The terrorists have certainly succeeded in dividing us, both from our allies and from each other. Al-Qaeda is trying to take credit for our current financial woes, which is ridiculous, but the direct and the indirect costs of the war on terrorism are not helping. And it is certainly overwhelming the way the terrorists keep shifting their bases of operations and attacking us in so many different ways.