Friday, October 28, 2005

An Ally for Good

As I've noted before, defeating Saddam's regime and creating a friendly democracy not only removes a threat that sponsored terrorism, threatened neighbors, and pursued and used WMD; but creates an asset in the fight against terror. This effort has been focused inside Iraq as foreign jihadis invade Iraq, but when this threat is defeated, Iraqi help can go outside Iraq in significant strength should the Iraqi government choose to help others as it was helped.

Well, Iraq is making good on this promise (via the Corner) of help by sending an engineer battalion to Pakistan to help with earthquake relief:

Iraq said on Thursday it plans to send several hundred soldiers from its new army to help relief efforts in Pakistan.

Success will help create more success. A burden will become an asset.