Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Reaping The Whirlwind

In the published text of President Bush's speech tonight, he states "After September 11, I made a commitment to the American people: This Nation will not wait to be attacked again. We will take the fight to the enemy. We will defend our freedom."

Most of the country and the world fully backed the President in this effort. Unfortunately, the President soon veered away from the task at hand. Instead of capturing Osama bin Laden and making every effort to protect the USA against terrorist attacks, the President set off on a misguided war in Iraq. Worse, the Bush administration deceived the country to sell the war. Now, however, the informed public knows that there was never a link between Saddam and Al Quaeda and there were no WMDs posing an imminent threat.

Furthermore, the public now knows that the Bush Administration may have planned the attack on Iraq but they failed to plan the peace. Now our occupation only serves to enflame the insurgency. So in Iraq, are we helping or hurting? I fear we are reaping the whirlwind.


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