Sunday, September 24, 2006

Confirming the Obvious--a non-literary diversion

The New York Times reports today that American intelligence agencies have concluded that the Iraq war has increased the threat of terrorism. Gee. Ya think? This is what we’ve been telling George Bush since he planned this mess—it was predictable and inevitable.
“A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.
The classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented either in recent White House documents or in a report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, according to several officials in Washington involved in preparing the assessment or who have read the final document.”
Read the whole story here.

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