The current US-led method of combatting terrorism seems to be hit them first, hit them hard. My question, is it working? Are we actually seeing the benefit of this doctrine? My take is that the current method to combat terrorism fans the flames that cause terrorism in the first place. While there is no doubt that terrorists must be rooted out, there has to be a moderating factor to turn people away from joining on sympathizing with terrorist groups. For all merits of the War on Iraq that have been stated, and there is no doubt that there are merits and many have been posted, I think the drawback in increased terrorist sympathy will ultimately and certainly unfortunately, undermine the effort.