Not A Distraction, But The Front Line
Dadmanly: "Those predisposed to view the war in Iraq as a distraction from the War on Terror ... neglect and ignore any fact or event that refutes their prejudices.
"And to those who want to suggest that our efforts in Iraq have fomented all this hatred, history and actual events forcefully refute this foolish assessment. The Rasputins behind Militant Islam declared war on the west, the U.S. pre-eiminently, long before we set foot in Iraq. They waged war against us long before 9/11.
"The courageous now free citizens of Iraq share common cause with the Coalition for the time preserving their emergent Democracy. And they now share the risk of standing prominently against the terrorists, which of course makes them a target.
"That's what happens when you're on the front lines."
Read all the evidence for his position here: Iraqis on the Front Lines