With the deployment of "Operation Infinite Justice," as the Pentagon has dubbed the order of combat aircraft to bases in the Persian Gulf, it appears a military strike against Afghanistan is in the works. Here's why it's a bad idea.
Posted on: Sep 11, 2001, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
Washington has used the threat of Islamic fundamentalism as a justification for keeping a high military, economic and political profile in the Middle East. Yet it has often supported Muslim hardliners when they were perceived to enhance U.S. interests, as they did in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. A background report from a professor of MidEast politics.