3 December 2000
Also from Sunday's NYTimes headlines:
Weirdly, our bombs are a "message." But I recall reading in the Chicago Tribune (I have this one at home if anybody wants the exact quote) that "the most powerful weapon in the Taliban's arsenal" was a weekly press briefing given by a Taliban official in Pakistan. And so the US government pressured Pakistan to halt these briefings, preventing the Taliban from using their most powerful weapon(!), which was access to the international media.
So our weapons are a message, their message is a weapon.
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