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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Law of Intended Consequences

Spy agencies are saying the war in Iraq is hurting the war on terror. This is because it's creating terrorists faster than we can kill them. Funny but didn't many of us predict just this scenario before the invasion? Lots of people tried arguing this as a logical consequence to no avail. The White House wasn't listening to anyone outside its insular echo chamber. They heard what they wanted to hear and dismissed anyone who dared dissent.

Now we have the President and other Republican leaders saying we can't leave Iraq because it's a terrorist training ground. Yes, you made it so amid all kinds of advice predicting just that consequence. This was a very logical outcome of your policy and now you have to live with the consequence. Don't go around blaming us, as you love doing, for your failed policy.

How long are we going to stay there attracting more extremists and training them in the arts of terror? This wasn't even a matter of the law of unintended consequences. It was widely predicted as a likely outcome of the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld policies. Don't go blaming Democrats for your own failures.

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