推销美国

一年前,美国国家安全事务顾问康多莉扎·赖斯就宣称,“从根本上讲,我们处于观念之争而非军事之战。”她说得完全正确,但是这是一场美国输掉的战争,因为它已完全在基地组织的规律性掌控下。

全世界范围内掀起的反美浪潮使得美国难以拥有软力量或吸引力量,而这正是美国成功进行反恐怖行动所必需的。伊拉克战争已说明,单一的军事硬力量已不能提供解决良策。一轮接一轮的民意测验表明,美国的软力量已经一落千丈,尤其是在伊斯兰世界。即使是在原本亲美的国家,诸如约旦和巴基斯坦,比起乔治·布什,更多人愿意相信奥萨马·本拉登。

信息就是力量,今日世界的大部分人口已拥有获知信息的途径。美国外交部官员开着吉普车到第三世界偏远地区向与世隔绝的村民展示卷带式电影的日子早已一去不复返。

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