Sunday, September 18, 2005

Iraq: The New Breeding Ground for Terrorists

Back in January, the CIA issued a report saying that the Iraq War has been an absolute boon to terrorists, providing them with an excellent training opportunity. (Here's The Washington Post's article on this.) In other words, as a result of the incompetence and dishonesty of Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Tenet, Wolfowitz, Rice, and all the rest of this terrible administration's foreign policy leadership, the U.S. finds itself embroiled in a war which is stoking the furnace of terrorism. And remember--the training of terorists is done by targeting the heroic Marines and U.S. Army personnel in Iraq. (Bush and Rumsfeld were warned, you'll recall, that it would take at least twice as many U.S. personnel to secure Iraq as were being planned. General Shinseki, the man who issued this warning, was fired.)

Saddam, however vile and despicable he is (and he is, folks) had no WMDs and no connection to 9/11. He posed no threat to us. The war to overthrow him has pulled resources away from the war in Afghanistan, put our brave, amazingly dedicated men and women in Iraq in grave danger, and has immeasurably strengthened world terrorism.

How long will it take to undo the damage this atrocious administration has inflicted on America, if indeed it can be undone?

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