They Followed Us Home Anyway

Ken AshfordWar on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Why did we invade Iraq?

Um, let’s see.  The WMDs right?

Uh, not so much.

Oh, then it was to bring peace and stability and democracy and love and understanding and warm fuzzy kissybear hugs to the people of Iraq?

Nope.  Guess not.

Oh, thaaaat’s right.  It was so all the other countries in the Middle East would see Iraq as a model country, and they would stop fighting amongst themselves, right?

Grrr.  Wrong again.

Wait!  I got it!  We were fighting the bad guys over there so we that they wouldn’t come here!

Oh, dammit:

Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on

Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9. 

A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.

The training camp is in Afghanistan — the country where our soldiers were before most of them were pulled out to go into Iraq.

Question: Has Bush does ANYTHING in the war on terrorism that has actually made things better rather than worse?

RELATED:  A must-read primer for those not entirely following this Iraq thing by David Green, professor of political science at Hofstra University.