Who is a terrorist and what defines terrorism? ABC Radio National’s Media Report investigates:
Author Phil Rees (“Dining with Terrorists“): “…In using it [the word terrorism], you are buying into the support for the policies of the United States and George Bush…”
Host Richard Aedy: “Do you really think that? Do you think they’ve come to own that word?”
Phil Rees: “I do, and American military strategists will agree with me on this. They accept it, because after the end of the Cold War, they were looking for a new doctrine that would legitimise the role of the United States as the only superpower.”
Read the whole interview.