Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Terrorists Here and There

There goes another Bush talking point: If we don't fight the terrorists in Iraq, they'll follow us home.

Today we learn that, even while we fight them there, nothing is keeping them from trying to hurt us here. The arrest of six would-be attackers of Fort Dix confirms former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke's refutation of "the puppy dog theory":

"If not for this administration's reckless steps to push America into war--and strategic blunder after strategic blunder that has satisfied the blood lust of the enemy--fewer evildoers would follow us home like the dogs that they are."

But bashing Bush is neither here nor there. To keep us all from going to the dogs, we have to get out of Iraq as soon as we can and use those resources to strengthen security within our own borders.

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