The Best Defense is a Good... Offense?
Predictably, if not logically, Andrew Sullivan left out the other possibility: that our good "offense" got a lot better.
And remember this seven-year result of unexplained progress is against a backdrop of supposedly metastasizing enemies and threats that Sullivan has ascribed to Bush policies all along.
There are logically two - not necessarily exclusive - possibilities: our defense has been getting much better; their offense was over-rated.
Have we misread the world - and over-estimated the threat - even more profoundly than we realize? That is the question.Indeed Andrew, you have.