... one of the tribal shaykhs is asked how many of the tribes currently cooperating with the US used to be fighting the US. His response: "Your time is up. It's $100 for an extra minute."In case you are not aware of Dr. Lynch, he is a Middle East scholar at GWU (formerly of Williams) and is considered one of the leading Western interpreters of Modern Arab thought. He is worth paying attention to if you want to understand the big picture.