In Iraq, there are now around 202,000 Christians, down from 1.5 million before 2003.” Notably, this is the direct result of Washington’s ouster of Saddam Hussein, a secular dictator who cared nothing for Islam in practice.

Doug Bandow, A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most

This, I believe, was “unintended.” But it was so foreseeable that I saw it, before we invaded Iraq, from flyover country.

Dubya’s failure to see it from the Oval Office, with NSC advisors, was culpably ignorant.

But he didn’t drive me from the GOP until a bit later.