So it was my first day back in the office after being out for a month and a day. I was only there for five hours, but I caught myself twice reaching reflexively my shoulder where my son would be. For a month now, he’s only been four steps away from me. Not having him for five hours was weird. I’ll obviously get over it, but it was weird.
Of course I was back at work a mere two hours before I was knee deep into my projects again. Mindshare
got bigger and better in the time I was gone. We’re consuming every
last bit of space available. There should be lots of big announcements
through the rest of the year, stay tuned.
But what I really wanted to talk about in this entry was the Iraq War. Initially, our reason for going to war in Iraq was because of the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Ok, that turned out to be way off the mark.
The latest one is that we’re fighting the terrorists in Iraq, so we don’t have to fight them on our own soil. Now, both Spain and Britain were part of the Coalition ("You forgot Poland!") that helped invade Iraq, and they’ve both experienced al Qaeda-style terrorist attacks.
This "fight them in Iraq strategy so they won’t come looking for you at home" strategy doesn’t seem to be working for them. Why shouldn’t it work for the UK? Are we to believe that terrorists are lazy, and would rather travel east to Iraq because it seems closer than coming west to America?
And if we consider for a moment that maybe this premise was wrong, then we have to consider that perhaps the war in Iraq may be making the terrorists more angry at us than less, which makes the war more than just an expensive mistake.