Headache upon Headache

April 2003
National Review;4/21/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p38
This article analyzes the myopic attitudes of U.S. Defense Department's Secretary Donald Rumsfeld toward the responsibility of the U.S. in negative consequences related to the Iraq War. There is a widespread concern that the war in Iraq would help in recruiting terrorists in the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. On being questioned about this issue, Rumsfeld said that it is weakness, not strength, that abets terrorism. There's still plenty of time to recognize the potential dangers of a protracted, high-profile Anglo-American occupation and administration of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq is now using strategies used by guerrillas and providing a number of false pretexts about the large numbers of civilian casualties.


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