so explain to me again,
why we invaded Iraq instead of the countries you cited as harboring and aiding terrorists, in your 8th paragraph? Just curious. Was it to establish some sort of "foothold" in the region? Also, you seem to repeatedly confuse the collective position of those on the "left" as being pacifist at any cost, and against any and all defensive preemptive action by definition, which I don't believe is either fair, or true.