Michael Scheuer, (author of "Imperial Hubris"): We're not winning because we continue to misidentify the enemy.
America has never had an opponent who has been more clear on why he is fighting us, what he intends to do, and then follows up by doing it. He is motivated by religion. He is not, as we continually say, a criminal or a gangster.
Chris Matthews: Right.
Michael Scheuer (author of "Imperial Hubris"): He has no intention of destroying our way of life or our liberties or our freedom. He has focused the Muslim world on about six specific U.S. policies which are universally disliked in the Muslim world, whether or not the same proportion of Muslims support bin Laden.
Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
Michael Scheuer is a former senior intelligence analyst with the CIA and oversaw all CIA operations involving Osama bin Laden. On the Lou Dobbs show, Scheuer said : " ... unfortunately the politicians are very comfortable with preaching the idea that this is a very small group of people who are opposing us, and that they hate us for our freedoms and our liberties. The politicians really are at great fault for not squaring with the American people. We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world, not for who we are or what we believe in or how we live. And there's a huge burden of guilt to be laid at Mr. Bush, Mr. Clinton, both parties for simply lying to the American people."
If we really want to stop terrorism then we must take away the motives. You should give this serious thought, the fact is US policy makers have inflicted real wrongs upon many people in the Middle East and that is the motive for the 9/11 attacks. The Senior CIA Intelligence Analyst who oversaw all CIA operations involving Osama bin Laden said: We're being attacked for what we do in the Islamic world.
CHRIS MATTHEWS interviewes the former head of the CIA unit assigned to track Osama bin Laden and author the book Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror