6,368. 5/15/2005

“In May [15] 2005, James Bennet of the New York Times observed, ‘The insurgents in Iraq are showing little interest in winning hearts and minds among the majority of Iraqis, in building international legitimacy, or in articulating a governing program or even a unified ideology or cause beyond expelling the Americans. …This surge in the killing of civilians reflects how mysterious the long-term strategy remains.’ ”

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Next Attack, Page 34

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