Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wars Decrease Security

Contrary to popular opinion among the neocons, launching wars in other countries actually gets more people killed.

[Political Scientist Robert] Pape believes his findings offer empirical proof that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not lowered the risk of suicide attacks. Contrary to President Bush's argument that those wars provided the best way to lower the risk of suicide terrorism, Pape says the data show that launching overseas wars appears to be a way to increase the risk of suicide attacks. Improved homeland security, rather than foreign military occupations, the political scientist argues, is the way to lower the risk of suicide terrorism.

That studies are produced to prove the obvious does not mean that obvious conclusions will be accepted.

1 comment:

adam said...

Somehow, a neo-con will spin these findings as a reason to bomb Iran.