Charles Krauthammer assesses our chances of winning the “car bomb war” being waged against us in Iraq. He notes that car bombs are the nuclear weapon of guerilla warfare and proved decisive in Lebanon. This time, Krauthammer thinks, the car bomb war “consists of a race.” That is, “he United States is racing to build up Iraqi police and armed forces capable of taking over the country’s security — before the Saddam loyalists and their jihadist allies can produce that single, Beirut-like car bomb that so discourages Americans (and Iraqis) that we withdraw in disarray.”
Who wins? According to Krauthammer “if this president remains in power, the likelihood is that we do.” But Krauthammer doesn’t address whether Bush will remain in power in the aftermath of a pre-November 2004 major car bomb success.
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