Originally Posted by co_gator89
While our presence on the Arabian Peninsula was one of the primary sources of their hatred for us (and not our freedoms), the Iraq invasion was a recruiting gold mine for the jihadis. We could not have given them a better Christmas present.
Ask yourself this. Would OBL have had it any other way?
I think not. IMO, our reaction to 9/11, specifically the decision to go into Iraq, was exactly the reaction he had planned. Sad, really.