My brother Nicholas emailed me with the following great idea:
On C-SPAN today, a professor (he's from Berkeley, but he's a conservative economist and law professor) named John Yoo had a cool idea: the US should create a mock terrorist organization to compete with Al Qaeda. There could be websites, recruiting efforts, they could claim credit for others' terrorist attacks, etc... the whole effort would draw people and money AWAY from Al Qaeda, and would make Al Qaeda's claims and communications suspect in the Muslim world, among common people and potential/current terrorists.
Of course, the whole strategy might be illegal according to current
law, but it is totally interesting.
I can't find any article by John Yoo describing this, and the
transcript is not available yet....
Anyone hear of anything like this before?