Greater force against terrorism doesn’t mean you win, it means the actors relocate.
Well now Iraq has such a wealth of trained militants that it’s exporting terrorism too:
Estimating the number of fighters leaving Iraq is at least as difficult as it has been to count foreign militants joining the insurgency. But early signs of an exodus are clear, and officials in the United States and the Middle East say the potential for veterans of the insurgency to spread far beyond Iraq is significant.
So not only has the invasion of Iraq greatly increased global terrorism, now it’s training and building skills for all these other folks who are really miffed at us also. Too bad they’re leaving Iraq and the ones bearing the brunt of this war and occupation – including increased aerial bombing, cluster bombs and U.S. troop levels, death squads, militias and haphazardly thorough levels of violence are the Iraqi civilians without the means or the heart to leave their country. What justice is that? The only liberation has been in levels of indiscriminate violence and chaos, which doesn’t win hearts and minds; it hardens them.
On this Memorial day we honor all the dead, we also stand in solidarity with our peers in Iraq and Afghanistan, both the troops and the civilians.
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