I get so tired of the right raising the bogeyman spectre of terrorists running amok in America. First and foremost they’re probably already here and may well be American citizens. Secondly, if they want to get in from overseas they can. We’re still wide open to any determined individual.
All the work, money and lives expended in Afghanistan have not resulted in an effective government and terrorism is on the rise there. The Taliban is coming back and is probably going to be an active participant in the government there.
Pakistan, a country described in the CIA World Fact Book as a federal republic is the headquarters of the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Were we able to get Iraq to an equal level of stability as Pakistan it would be considered a stunning success.
It seems to me that the idea that we’re generating terrorism by our continued occupation of Iraq is accurate one.