...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.