Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get another reminder of how horribly Bush and his administration miscalcuated about Iraq. By bungling both the war and the reconstruction so badly, they have given islamic fundamentallists fresh & fertile soil to grow.

Plaestine is filled with anger, but it is a resource poor hell-hole. Afghanistan is strategically placed, but relatively resource poor, Saudi Arabia is rich, but while it may be corrupt, it is a functioning state. Iraq on the other hand, has an angry frustrated populace, mineral wealth and a strategic placement.