Yes, the world is safer...

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    ...If you actually believe anything the Bush administration says. As it turns out, Iraqi militants and extremists are exporting their particular brand of violence to neighboring countries, like Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and even to Europe.

    <blockquote>The Iraq war, which for years has drawn militants from around the world, is beginning to export fighters and the tactics they have honed in the insurgency to neighboring countries and beyond, according to American, European and Middle Eastern government officials and interviews with militant leaders in Lebanon, Jordan and London.

    Some of the fighters appear to be leaving as part of the waves of Iraqi refugees crossing borders that government officials acknowledge they struggle to control. But others are dispatched from Iraq for specific missions. In the Jordanian airport plot, the authorities said they believed that the bomb maker flew from Baghdad to prepare the explosives for Mr. Darsi.

    Estimating the number of fighters leaving Iraq is at least as difficult as it has been to count foreign militants joining the insurgency. But early signs of an exodus are clear, and officials in the United States and the Middle East say the potential for veterans of the insurgency to spread far beyond Iraq is significant. - <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/28/world/middleeast/28exodus.html?_r=1&th=&oref=slogin&emc=th&pagewanted=print><i>The New York Times</a></i></blockquote>

    This activity threatens the stability of the entire region, already shaky in the aftermath of George Bush's invasion and failed occupation of Iraq. It also shows how utterly false the Bush claims of "fightin' them over there so we don't hafta fight 'em over here" truly are. Because of the Bush administration's failure to win the peace, the violence is leaking beyond Iraq's borders.

    The only Iraqi export of note before the invasion was smuggled oil. Now Iraq's chief exports are violence and money for al Qaeda in their base of operations in Pakistan.

    Thank you, President Bush.
     
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    One of the disadvantages/advatanges of being on a board for a long time is that in some cases you don't even have to read the post. In Bully's case, the post is ALWAYS (I should say nearly always) "it's Bush's fault".
     
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    Yup, All those countries were perfectly safe with Saddam Hussein in charge, So safe that they invited us in to help protect them AGAINST the wishes of a lot of their own people.

    And when sanctions were lifted they would have felt even safer as Saddam rebuilt his military, went back to mass production of chemical and biological weapons, returned to research on a nuclear weapon and continued his programs to make missiles much longer range. Not to mention his search for a terrorist organization to do his dirty work.
     
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    Bully, where is the 'threat' in any of these countries coming from? Did they just 'appear' in 2003? Rather was the light shined upon them? Were they activated?
     
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    Links? got any or are you just passing gas?
     
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    from Bully's article:

    Iraq... they stream across the borders as refugees, hook up with those of like mind and then carry out their nefarious deeds on innocents... in neighboing countries like Jordan and Lebanon, further away countries of Europe and now also the United States...

     
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    I'm sorry, you spoke with Saddam before the invasion?

    Did he tell you that? You should let someone in the administration know right away, so they can feel at ease knowing that he told you all of this, and their invasion was indeed justified.
     
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    You can't be serious.... Links to what? Unless your 4 years old or younger or can't read and are blind and deaf, this is ALL public knowledge.

    One place you can see part of what Saddam had planned is in the Report submitted by David Kay to the Congress ( or rather the part that was declassified) .

    Perhaps if you had spent more time listening to what we have learned from the reams of official records we captured you would be more knowledgable?
     
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    Links to your allegations... you make alot of them without providing links... you and rsr... birds of a feather... so do you have any links, RGS?

    heyyyyyy... wait a minute... you do know how to use a search engine don't you? if you don't, just say so and I'll let you use that tired lame duck excuse... it won't make any difference tho as I'll still ask you for links... :eusa_dance:
     
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    This has to be true, because Iran is doing exactly that, arent they?
     

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