Marc Thiessen has a new piece out in today’s Washington Post on the new memoir by Khalid Sheik Mohammed interrogator James E. Mitchell (“Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America”) that sheds some light on exactly how al-Qaeda thought America would react to the 9/11 attacks.

Spoiler: George W. Bush did the opposite of what the terrorists thought he would do and according to KSM, the invasion of Afghanistan prevented “a second wave of attacks” on America:

There goes one of the left’s favorite narratives:

KSM, however, did predict how al-Qaeda would eventually win:

But KSM said something else that was prophetic. In the end, he told Mitchell, “We will win because Americans don’t realize . . . we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by quitting.”


You can read the whole thing here.


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