Friday, January 14, 2005

CIA Report: Iraq Breeding Ground for Terrorists

In the "I told you so..." Department, an independent think tank reporting to the CIA concluded in a 119-page report that the Iraq war has created more terrorists.

Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the training ground for the next generation of professionalized" terrorists, according to a report released yesterday by the National Intelligence Council, the CIA director's think tank.

Iraq provides terrorists with "a training ground, a recruitment ground, the opportunity for enhancing technical skills," said David B. Low, the national intelligence officer for transnational threats. "There is even, under the best scenario, over time, the likelihood that some of the jihadists who are not killed there will, in a sense, go home, wherever home is, and will therefore disperse to various other countries."

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