On Unintended Consequences

Over on TPMCafe Larry Johnson writes an article entitled Endangering America which looks at the unintended consequences of Bush’s Middle-East policies. His three main points are these:

  • Instead of reducing terrorism, Islamic terrorism is spreading dramatically.
  • Instead of winning new supporters for democracy, the war in Iraq is spurring the recruitment and training radical jihadists.
  • Instead of creating a “City on the Hill” that other nations in the Middle East will emulate, Iraq is fissuring and setting the stage for a regional ethnic and religious civil war.

There’s nothing really new in Johnson’s article that I haven’t read elsewhere, but he summarizes the problems the Iraq adventure has caused and will cause into the future. Johnson paints a bleak portrait, one that anyone harboring concerns should consider.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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