What does it take? A sledgehammer to the head?

War Helps Recruit Terrorists, Hill Told (washingtonpost.com)

Man, I try to stay away from the news these days, but every time I dip my toe into it, I go ballistic. What in the world will it take for Congress and the people sucked in by Bush to recognize that he is a complete disaster in every way - but especially in regard to the Iraq war and the so-called "war on terrorism?" Not only does this story confirm a classic truth of what happens when you strike out agressively at something - it fights back, dummy - but it also confirms what so many people were trying to tell Bush and Congress before the damned war. Yes, I am happy that even the Bush recent appointee to head the CIA is starting toget it right - but the plain and simple truth is, Iraq is an umitihated disaster - for the Iraqi people, for us, and most importantly, for the world. Oh - and besides creating terror recruits, we have sent a clear message to countries, such as North Korea: The only way to protect yourself is to go nuclear. September 11, 2001 gave us an incredible, historic opportunity to do several things right and Bush and company responded by doing everything wrong, as the American people in fear and confusion looked on and cheered. Arghhhh . . . back to drawing stars and dogs. There's a sane world out there somewhere.

Posted by Greg Stone at February 17, 2005 06:03 AM