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Turning the corner on terror

The end of summer will mark two years since the Sept. 11 attacks. The Bush administration, despite the capture of many al-Qaida leaders and the ouster of regimes in Afghanistan and then Iraq, paints the campaign against terrorism as a struggle with no end in sight. Perhaps it is. Yet it’s worth asking, even at the risk of simply predicting the future by projecting the past into it, if recent events in the anti-terror campaign signal a tipping point. Only future historians can spot that Battle-of-Midway moment that will mark the beginning of the end of al-Qaida. But Americans in the present can also watch for those moments when, as Aristotle wrote in the Poetics, “things come about contrary to expectation but because of one another.” Here are a few events in the past week alone that, when added to all else in the war on terrorism, might indicate a cascade of victories to come: Full Story

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