:: Monday, June 12, 2006 ::
Logic? What's That?
I seem to recall, back when the Bush administration was trying to minimize the fact that it was no longer going after Bin Laden, that supposedly Osama had intentionally sidelined himself from the organization so that taking him out would do little or no damage to al Qaida as he runs around Afghanistan and (shhh! No one's supposed to know) Pakistan.
So, if al-Zarqawi was the big shot al Qaida guy in Iraq, and well publicized as being in-country, wouldn't the same thing have happened to him? Did we, like Saddam before, merely take out a guy who had no power left of his own, other than what our media gave him ex post facto?
We now know that what many on the left believed to be true was in fact the case: Iraq had no WMDs. Without that threat to the US, the invasion was unjust and Pope John Paul II condemned it as such as Bushco drove us head-on into war. We shouldn't have gone in the first place. Now, years after, with an effective theorcacy in place that has no power to do jack, with militas in police uniforms terrorizing the public, and with our military lacking the strength to keep areas free of insurgents after clearing them, why are we still there?
:: The Squire 3:16 AM :: email this post :: ::