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February 11, 2004

What happened to the War on Terrorism?

Whatever happened to fighting a War on Terrorism? I mean why have we diverted our attention from the enemy Al-Qaeda and turned it to Iraq? Why did we stop chasing Osama Bin Laden, the man who actually attacked us, to go off on an elective war against a country that hasn't done anything in ten years? Well, because of the diversion in Iraq we have severely weakened our ability to root out terrorism. We are now essentially stuck in this country for at least a decade with a hundred thousand troops when those troops are needed elsewhere. The Iraq war has caused us to become increasingly weak in East Asia, where a true threat - North Korea - exists. This foreign policy makes no sense at all to me. -- John Murphy

February 11, 2004 in War on Terror | Permalink


The AJC's Cynthia Tucker has a great column about President Bush and his misadventure in Iraq. Here's a link (http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/tucker/index.html)

Posted by: Brandon Dial at Feb 15, 2004 7:14:35 PM


Posted by: Brandon Dial at Feb 15, 2004 7:17:27 PM

well, i'd say it came down to three geo-strategic
letters, but i might get pilloried as some
kind of tinfoil hat loon...but i'll say it anyway:
OIL, friends. it is, literally, the blood
of our entire economy. iraq has lots (2nd
largest proven reserves in the world). n korea
has none. neither do any of the numerous
african despots. beyond that 800 lb. gorilla... a demonstrable clique of israeli patriots, fundamentalist
apocolypse mongers, and interconnected
military-industrial boards of directors think we should
spend a lot of american tax dollars & citizen
blood in the fertile crescent.

Posted by: brent buice at Feb 23, 2004 12:53:24 PM