Sunday, September 24, 2006

Instant Terrorist, Just Add Ill-Conceived War

A leaked intelligence document shows that instead of fighting and destroying the terrorist threat with the war in Iraq, instead the opposite is occurring.

"They conclude that the Iraq war has made it worse," said a government official familiar with the document who spoke on condition of anonymity because of its classified nature.

"It paints a fairly stark picture of what we all know, and that this is a movement that is spreading and gaining momentum around the world," said the official familiar with the document. "Things like the Iraq war have given the terrorists recruiting tools and places to ply their trade and a training ground."

It will be interesting to see how the GOP and the White House try to spin this, explicit acknowledgement by it's own people that the war has in fact not made the world safer from terrorism. My guess is they'll try and attack the leak first, before eating their own.

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