I won't be posting many updates today, as I am working on a long piece that treats a subject in greater detail than is usual for a blog. It will deal with an article from the New York Times Magazine on the philosophy behind al Qaeda and other Islamist groups. The author suggested that no one in the West had offered a reply to their claims, and that may be true. I will sketch the outlines of such a reply today. Look for that this evening. If you want to get ahead and read the New York Times piece, you can find it here. If you're not registered, the NY Times does make you go through a short, but free, registration process.
Be sure to read ParaPundit today, too, for a piece on the Iraqi intelligence archives.