Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > Death by Altruism:
"I was struck by the ease with which Gaffney could transition between the incompatible arguments of 'we need to stay in Iraq because the Iraqi people need us,' and 'we're fighting Al-Qaeda over there so we don't have to fight them over here.'
President Bush also often makes both of these arguments, usually in the same speech. Imagine how this sounds to the average Iraqi. 'America is fighting this war for your freedom and safety. Also, we're drawing all the world's worst terrorists into your backyard so they blow up your markets and police stations, and steer clear of ours.'"