but this war was to reduce the risk of terrorism here

Ellis Henican writes in Newsday today,

Rand Beers, the top terror-fighting official at the National Security Council, stepped down this week, just as the first missiles were being readied for launch. Officially, he resigned for "personal reasons." But close associates were saying privately that Beers left over his grave reservations about the Iraq attack and its likely exacerbation of terrorism.
Scared yet?