Wednesday, June 22, 2005

boot camp

this article has got to be the most frustrating and depressing thing i have read all morning. it doesn't say anything particularly new, there have been plenty of signs over the past two years that iraq is turning into a huge training ground for terrorists. it's just that this was completely foreseeable. indeed, this was one of the major reason i was against invading iraq in the first place. even if we pulled out of iraq tomorrow, we will probably be suffering the consequences of invasion for decades to come.

the other big iraq article in today's times only pounds the point further home. insurgent's improvised explosive devices are getting better. maybe "flypaper" isn't the proper metaphor for iraq. maybe it should be "boot camp."