posted on Apr, 4 2003 @ 09:02 AM
is a strange road to go down... In essence, we did, with our foreign policy. However, as to who turned it into direct violence, then yes, arab
extremists (and not arabs in general) are the ones who started the violence that led to where we are now.
I disagree that 9/11 has nothing to do with Iraq. After 9/11, it showed as that these extremists aren't just content with terror in Isreal, they
want to being it to the US. So, it forced us to look around and re-evaluate who our friends were, and who our enemies are. Inevitably, we turned our
eyes to Iraq. Here is a known sponsor and harborer of terrorists. While the terrorists in Iraq may not be officially sanctioned by Saddam, he
certainly wasn't making any effort to remove them. We then coupled that with his 12 year refusal to live up to his terms of surrender, and continued
stockpiling of weapons. Somehow, after 9/11, watching those who hate us stocking up, gave us a bad feeling....go figure... There are others, to be
sure, Syria, Iran, etc. Is this a bold, and possibly bloody route to take? Yes, but they are the ones who brought the fight here...we are the ones
who will finish it.