Osama bin Laden "...had a strategy that we never bothered to understand, and thus that we never bothered to defend against. What he really wanted to do — and, more to the point, what he thought he could do — was bankrupt the United States of America. After all, he’d done the bankrupt-a-superpower thing before. And though it didn’t quite work out this time, it worked a lot better than most of us, in this exultant moment, are willing to admit. MORE...
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Ezra Klein: "Osama bin Laden didn’t win, but he was ‘enormously successful’"
Ezra Klein (WaPo):