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.

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