Abu Musab al-Zargawi’s widow says her late husband’s al-Qaida organization sold him out to the United States in exchange for an American promise to ease off on its worldwide hunt for Osama bin Laden.
On the surface, this sounds like normal terrorist propaganda in a misinformation war that the other side wages successfully.
Or is it?
It was inevitable that Bush’s unconventional approach to fighting an unconventional war against unconventional forces would run up against the rule of law and the constitutional safeguards that govern even the treatment of those accused of being the nation’s enemies.
My office at the University of Colorado is a three-minute walk from the Coors Events Center, built by the makers of Coors beer. That this seems completely unremarkable illustrates the remarkable rehabilitation alcohol has undergone since the collapse of legal attempts to ban it. And that rehabilitation exemplifies the astonishingly arbitrary way in which we deal with mind-altering substances.