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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Fighting Terrorists in Iraq So We Don't Have to Fight Them in America

President Bush said we were fighting terrorists in Iraq so we would not have to fight them in America. Was not the folly of that logic apparent before the war started? Iraq has now become the fuel that feeds the terrorists ire. “Iraq has been an absolute gift to al-Qaida,” said Paul Rogers, a professor of peace studies at Bradford University in England. “[Al-Qaida] seems to have no difficulty in getting more and more recruits.” Muslims resented the presence of Westerners in the Arabian Peninsula before we decided to depose a dictator in Iraq. Poking a stick in their ant bed was going to do nothing to quell their fury. Was Iraq even a hotbed of terrorists before the war?

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