Michael Ledeen's tome on the countries behind terrorism and what must be done to defeat them should be required reading for anyone with even the slightest interest in the war. The War Against the Terror Masters is a concise, easy to understand, instant classic that earns a well deserved spot in our Conservative Canon. Ledeen makes two critical points that are well worth remembering as the debate on action against Iraq continues:
1. Stability as it is currently defined in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia is not a good thing. The only way to win the war on terror is to bring INSTABILITY, on our terms of course, to these countries.
2. As Machiavelli first detailed, winning is all that matters. If you win your motives and actions will be justified.