In the fight against terrorism, the long war is the wrong war; Sooner or later, terrorists will get, and use, WMD
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The war on terror may require a long, long time, as the Bush administration insists, but time is not on our side. Continuing attempts by the administration to make a virtue of the prospect of a drawn-out conflict only encourage mistaken thinking. For if the war does last decades, our chances of losing it rise dramatically.
The San Francisco Chronicle