Monday, September 25, 2006

Iraq and Terror

For some reason, President Bush continues to enjoy (relatively) strong ratings for his handling over the War on Terror. But over the weekend, an important story broke regarding the U.S. intelligence study of the effect the Iraq War is having on the Terror War. To quote the NY Times' summary of the classified report:

The intelligence estimate, an assessment by America’s 16 intelligence agencies, found that the war in Iraq, rather than stemming the growth of terrorism, had helped fuel its spread across the globe.

As any six-year old could tell you, "no duh." The Iraq War is turning into an unqualified disaster as far as terror goes -- about the only positive, if it can be called that, is that the casualities being inflicted are confined to the U.S. military. But in the years ahead, I have no doubt we'll see more and more civilian attacks carried about by jihadists who cut their teeth on the streets of Baghdad.


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