Saturday 20th of April 2019

criminal optimism .....

‘Despite mountains of evidence that the Bush Administration’s misguided and mismanaged operations in Iraq are contributing to the spread of Islamist extremism in that country and around the world, the president and some like-minded conservatives still argue that any change in strategy is tantamount to a victory for the terrorists.

In fact, the only real winners in the Bush administration’s stay the course strategy in Iraq are America’s top public enemies: terrorist chieftain Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zarwahiri, who are apparently both still alive and well more than five years after 9/11.

And should the Bush administration continue to resist setting a definitive deadline for redeploying our troops in Iraq, as even our military leaders in Iraq increasingly concede may be necessary, the only real losers will be the American people and our democratic allies abroad.’

What’s Really Scary: Staying The Course Boosts Terrorism