David Miliband, British Foreign Secretary | January 16, 2009
The 9/11 attacks created global solidarity in the fight against a common enemy: terrorism. ++ The response was found in the "war on terror" and sometimes justifies resort to force for the rightness of the cause. ++ However, "the issue is not whether we need to attack the use of terror at its roots, with all the tools available. We must. The question is how". ++ A military response, as the Iraqi case highlights, does not seem to be the right one; rather, "the best antidote to the terrorist threat in the long term is cooperation."