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Saturday, March 17, 2007
From 'Over There,' To 'Over Here'The latest chemical weapons attack in Iraq is emblematic of one big problem caused by the Bush Administration's strategy of "fighting them over there, instead of over here." Prior to Iraq, al Qaeda had never successfully carried out a significant attack using chemical weapons, despite years of dabbling with the components in Afghanistan.
By making Iraq into a "hot zone" where terrorists can test innovative weapons in real-life situations -- in this case, chlorine gas as a chemical toxin, a tactic al Qaeda in Iraq has been refining for months. The last attack sent at least 350 Iraqis to the hospital. Once proven, these tested weapons and tactics can be used in attacks on civilian targets elsewhere.
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