War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
DEBKAfile - Rumsfeld Suggests Fighting Madrassas with Ideas
"Pointing to Iraq's al Qaeda-linked Ansar al Islam, Rumsfeld asked:
"Are we capturing, killing or deterring and dissuading more terrorists
every day than the madrassas and the clerics are recruiting, training
Later, in a briefing to Washington Times staff, he called for a new agency to help fight “a war of ideas” against international terrorism. He suggested a 21st century information agency in the government to help in the international battle of ideas, to limit the teaching of terrorism and extremism and to provide better education."
Took him sometime, but he's getting there.