Must listen: today’s Radio Times, Part 1:
Mr. Wright posits, among other things, that one of the goals of the 9/11 attack was to suck the United States into a war in Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda envisioned that the US would be slowly bled the death as the Soviet Union had been in the 1980s. Of course, Afghanistan turned into the cakewalk that Ken Adelman so misguidedly thought Iraq was going to be (a prediction he would no doubt recant had it not been witnessed by so many persons).
So then the US went into Iraq, no threat to the US, based on a fanciful froth of lies, and, guess what? is slowly bleeding to death, the way the Soviet Union did in Afghanistan.