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.
Yes, Iraq has created many more terrorists than before. The Iraq war has made us less safe as a country,
An opening section of the report, Indicators of the Spread of the Global Jihadist Movement, cites the Iraq war as a reason for the diffusion of jihad ideology. The report says that the Iraq war has made the overall terrorism problem worse, said one American intelligence official.
When will the chattering class of pundits finally come to grips with this? When will they finally tell the American people the truth instead of being a PSA for Bush and the Republicansespecially since its election time and all the GOP wants to do is scare America? ..."