Thursday, July 07, 2005

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Invading Iraq Has Not Made Anyone Safer

July 7, 2005

By Richard Kuper

The Op Ed Page

Hours after Londoners were cheering, having won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics, tragedy struck when terrorists detonated explosives in the London Underground and on a London bus, killing and wounding many. The reported numbers of dead and wounded are changing hour by hour.

The so-called press has leaped to the conclusion that the attack was in response to the G8 conference currently underway. This reporter has a different take. This reporter believes that it is very possible that if it was New York City that won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics, then it would have been New York City that would have been attacked.

The United States and the United Kingdom were and still are the prime movers behind the invasion of Iraq, a country that was not a threat to either country, and was not involved in any way, shape, or form in the attack on the United States on 9/11/2001. Many thousands of innocent Americans, Brits, Iraqis and others have been killed or seriously wounded that would otherwise be alive or unwounded had this invasion not occurred. Iraq, prior to this invasion, was not a haven for terrorists. Now it is recruitment central.

Invading Iraq has not made anyone safer.