Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The American military death toll has now hit 2000 in Iraq, and President Bush says more are certain to follow. The American people, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly skeptical about Bush's war.

And what does the President have to show for it? Not much. Iraq is in complete disarray, and much of Europe is genuinely worried that the country is turning into the world's newest terrorist breeding ground.

And need I point out that this is happening in a country that did not have terrorists before? A country that had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks? A country that had NONE of its citizens among the 19 hijackers (Indeed, 15 of the 19 were Saudis, and the leader of the plot was an Egyptian)? A country which has now become fragmented and descended to the brink of civil war?

But Bush says that it is better to fight the terrorists here rather than the streets of America. Does that mean that the thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians that have died as a result of the terror attacks here--attacks we didn't have until Bush butted into our internal affairs--are some how less valuable than American citizens?

Um, okay, don't answer that last one.

As it stands now, Bush's policies have only increased anger and resentment throughout the Arab world. Sure, there are thousands terrorists flocking to Iraq to fight. But the only reason they're becoming terrorists in the first place is because there are Americans occupying the country. If it weren't for that, these so-called "terrorists" would still be tending to their goats in Syria or Jordan.