Okay, suppose we go to war with Iraq. Suppose (and this isn’t considered a stretch, no matter what you think of war), either during or after the campaign, there’s a major terrorist attack in the U.S., using whatever means you deem most likely. Either right then or later, we find out either that the given reason was the war in Iraq (assume that they’re telling the truth, or at least that some of the perps wouldn’t have been there had it not been for the war), and/or their weapons came from Iraq.
If you were a war supporter, would you still think the war was worth it? Basically, what I’m doing is pretending that the original CIA scenario (before someone or something changed their minds) of Iraq not giving away their WMDs unless invaded is true. Now, I know that war supporters, including the Administration, argue that the lives saved will be greater than if we didn’t go in, but really, who’s going to do that sort of assumptive math when there are real life casualties, both in and out of the battlefield, to count?
I’d really like to hear some opinions about this, especially from war supporters. Thanks!