- 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.