Wednesday, July 18, 2007

America Fights The Jihadis 1776 - 2007

Michael Totten has a fascinating interview up with historian Michael Oren.

PORTLAND, OREGON – Renowned American-Israeli historian and best-selling author Michael Oren is touring the United States promoting his new book Power, Faith, and Fantasy a sweeping history of America’s involvement in the Middle East from 1776 to the present. It’s the first and only book on the subject ever written, and it’s currently inching toward the top of the New York Times best-seller list for non-fiction.

I first met Michael Oren under Katyusha rocket fire when he worked as a Spokesman for the IDF Northern Command in Israel during last summer’s war against Hezbollah, and I met him again when he came to my home town of Portland, Oregon, last week on his book tour.
You can read Michael Totten's war time interview with Michael Oren from last summer here. Michael has a new interview of Oren.
“You cannot withdraw from Iraq and be confident that the enemy is not going to follow you. Because the enemy is going to follow you. America can’t detach from the Middle East because the Middle East is not going to detach from America. And America’s going to have to learn to fight this fight to win in a much more prudent and effective way. And there are ways America can fight it more effectively.” — Michael Oren
I wish some one would tell that to Harry Reid and the cut and run Democrats.

Cross Posted at Classical Values and at The Astute Bloggers

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