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  • Iraq now an Al-Qaeda battleground. And why is this bad?

       July 29, 2004

    A British parliamentary committee says that the US-led coalition's failure to restore security has turned Iraq into a battleground for the likes of Al-Qaeda.

    The report states that "Iraq has become a 'battleground' for Al-Qaeda, with appalling consequences for the Iraqi people." and that the the coalition created a vacuum that militants, terrorists and criminals have stepped into.

    While I'll agree that it's too bad for the Iraqi people (although still better than living under Saddam), is it a bad thing to create such a vaccum in Iraq? If instead of searching for al-Qaeda like a needle in a haystack in Afghanistan and beyond, they are coming to us in Iraq, that's actually a very good thing. The fact of the matter is that if we can confront terrorists head to head we will defeat them. We have overwhelming military might.

    This isn't an unheard-of military strategy. I guess this committee overloooked that in their haste to criticize America. Oh well, at least they have lots of company.


    Posted by at July 29, 2004 01:01 PM

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