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Iran and Iraq used to be bitter enemies, each expending their considerable energy and resources against the other in an effort to control the Middle East.

Since Iraq was effectively neutralized by President Bush's unjustified invasion in 2003, Iran has been able to focus elsewhere, and along with Russia, is now one of the biggest backers of Hamas, the Palestinian organization responsible for yesterday's surprise attack on Israel.

Could it be said that because the United States allowed Iran to become emboldened by removing its chief antagonist, we are complicit in what just happened?

Who knows....

What I do know, however, is that the War in Iraq led to the decline of stability in the region which then led to the oppression of thousands of people who are now seeking revenge any way they can against the U.S. and its allies.

It pays to think things through instead of acting on impulse as Bush did on that fateful day 20 years ago when he destroyed a hornet's nest.

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