Iraq & terrorism
Lindsay Beyerstein points out what shouldn't have to be pointed out:
Let's get a few things straight: The war in Iraq never had anything to do with fighting international terrorism ... The invasion and occupation haven't made a single person safer, they have not deterred a single terrorist attack. On the contrary, they are provoking these attacks in Iraq and abroad.This is such an important point, I'm going to repeat it: the invasion and occupation of Iraq has nothing to do with preventing terrorism. Despite the conventional wisdom, the Bush administration has never demonstrated that it cares one lick about preventing terrorism.