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Iraq Is Actually a Better Place to Fight Al-Qaeda


Even Rudyard Kipling thought Afghanistan was a hellish place to fight. So why is Obama itching to fight al-Qaeda there rather than Iraq? Yes, we did draw the bloody monsters to Iraq, but, as it turns out, it was a better place to fight them. But the Left dogmatically insists that it is better to confront al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’s fastness, a terrain that gives al-Qaeda a huge advantage. Such is their antipathy to George Bush and (as is now more certain than ever after Obama’s Berlin rally) the use of American power.