America seems to be pursuing the strategy that the murderous way it has conducted itself in the past, creating millions of eager enemies, is the way to go in the future:
-James is close to Cofer Black, the CTC’s director from 1999 to 2002 and currently vice-chairman for the private security contractor Blackwater. It was Black who famously said, “After 9/11 the gloves came off,” and several people with whom I spoke said that James shares Black’s enthusiasm for tough methods. James was a key advocate for the increased use of renditions after 9/11-
He’s already helped stage a military coup in Algeria, ran the unit that didn’t catch Osama bin Laden and was in on the evolving Gonzales torture regime that he then put into action kidnapping and torturing people. As Gandhi said about western civilization, it would be a good idea.