Critique of Bush's "war on terror" and counter-terrorism strategies

The Guardian April 2, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: President George W. Bush's "war on terror" post-9/11 led to over 300,000 deaths in Iraq and 240,000 in Afghanistan. Richard English, a terrorism expert, criticizes short-term counter-terrorism policies and emphasizes the need for patient, well-resourced strategies with clear objectives. He highlights the importance of addressing root causes and integrating counter-terrorism efforts into broader political initiatives. English warns against immoral state actions and advocates for just, accountable, and proportionate counter-terrorism measures.

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