Why We're Losing the War on Terror
The war on terror seems a lost cause, with over 100,000 fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan, many tens of Thousands detained without trial, and torture, and prisoner abuse sullying the reputation of the US in the world. Paul Rogers, the Quaker professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University looks at this failure and It's causes. He argues that the war may have a huge, if unexpected, bonus. It's very failure will make it possible to completely rethink western attitudes to global security, moving towards a sustainable policy that will be much more effective in addressing the real threats to global security - the widening socio-economic divide and climate change.