Some people simply don't care about the harm and suffering inflicted on the Iraqi people in the name of "helping them". Fair enough -- there are overlapping circles of care, and some people's circles don't extend out that far.
But even ignoring the harm to Iraq, one thing is absolutely certain: President Bush's unprovoked war on Iraq has harmed the West, directly, by allowing our real enemies the time and space to regroup, to recruit, to train, to learn new ways of attacking us.
While we're busy in Iraq, stuck in a completely unnecessary quagmire of our own making, the clowns supposed to be in charge of Homeland Security are trying to distract us from their incompetence with "gut feelings" of terrorist attacks.
As Les writes:
Could it be that we’re still vulnerable because we’re wasting time and money confiscating any bottle of liquid larger than 3oz at the airport while letting the bomb sitting next to it slip right on through? Could it be that we’re spread too thin fighting an illegitimate war in Iraq that we’ve allowed Al Qaeda to recuperate to almost full strength? You know, the group of people who are directly responsible for the destruction of the Twin Towers? How many of you remember how on December 14th of 2001 our so-called Commander and Chief vowed to bring in Bin Laden, dead or alive? It’s been almost 6 years since that vow, he only has about a year and a half left before he’s out on his ass. When does he plan to honor that vow? It’s the one promise he’s made that I’d really love to see him keep.
Sorry Les, didn't you get the news? Dubyah no longer cares about bin Laden, and hasn't for years.
"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." -- G.W. Bush, 13/03/2002