Wednesday, April 07, 2004

"Bin Laden's Vision 'Spread by Iraq Invasion'"

Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus writes that the Bin Laden's vision has been enabled by the war in Iraq. Yeah, fuckin' duh. Some of us were saying this before the U.S. invaded Iraq.
The US-led invasion of Iraq has accelerated the spread of Osama bin Laden's anti-Americanism among once-local Islamic militant movements, increasing danger to the US, according to senior intelligence officials at the CIA and State Department.

At the same time, the Sunni Triangle has become a training ground for foreign Islamic mujahideen who are slipping into Iraq to join former Saddam Hussein loyalists to test themselves against US and coalition forces, these officials say.
Pincus quotes U.S. intelligence officials throughout the article.

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