Jim Geraghty writes:
I heard Kerry correctly yesterday when he said, “Why are our troops facing more terrorists today than they ever were before? And even Secretary Powell has admitted that, that Iraq has become the magnet for terrorists.”
My personal reaction: Outstanding! Thank goodness we got the magnet for terrorists working! Three years after we feared that every massacre-minded jihadi planned to collect his virgins on the streets of New York, or Washington, or Chicago, or some small town in America, they’re choosing to fight in Basra. Instead of taking on innocent American civilians walking to work in the morning, they’re taking on U.S. military forces, trained to be the best and armed with the best weapons in the world. I like our odds on that battlefield over there much more than the odds on this battlefield over here.