Just As I Thought

Playing into their hands

And another thing — does it not occur to the people running this war, be it the White House or the Pentagon — that firing missiles at a mosque is a severe miscalculation, especially in a region where religion defines every part of life?
Of course the insurgents were using a mosque as a base of operations. They are smart enough to know that they can’t defeat the American forces themselves. In the face of overwhelming firepower and personnel, they can only win by orchestrating such events as the destruction of a mosque by Americans… an image that will persist on al Jazeera and other Arab media for years. They have maneuvered the American forces into the role of destroyer of Islam, not liberator of Iraq.
And the Pentagon blithely stepped right into that trap.

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