A new report released this week offers yet more proof (as if we needed anymore proof) that the pro-war U.S. foreign policy has been a catastrophe. Terror attacks worldwide have increased by as much as 25%. Deaths attributed to terrorism rose by 40% in 2006. Attacks in Iraq also increased dramatically.
More proof that you cannot defeat terrorism with tanks, warplanes, and bombs. Troops cannot shoot at what they cannot see…people who operate in the shadows…who have a violent maniacal, vengeful ideology…..partly driven by religious fanaticism, and partly driven by the policies of expansionist arrogant Western powers that rely too heavily on military power when dealing with the rest of the world.
You can’t destroy an ideology with those kinds of weapons…. War only helps to spread the very ideology that you are trying to defeat.