US report says Iraq fuels terror

[quote"BBC, 24 September 2006"]US report says Iraq fuels terror

The New York Times newspaper has published what it says are the findings of a classified US intelligence paper on the effects of the Iraq war.

The document reportedly blames the conflict for increasing the threat of terrorism and helping fuel Islamic radicalism worldwide.

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Original report here: New York Times

So, US intelligence has been reading, and learning from, ARRSE has it? It's pretty much what alot of us have been saying for the past 3 years. Combatting global terrorism is good, but make sure your methods actully help, not worsen, the situation!
Its just passing strange how secret documents keep getting leaked to the NYT. I guess there is no such thing as a security clearance anymore.
That's the NIE. All 16 US agencies are now saying essentailly that French intelligence and the mouthier bits of Langley were right.

It's not really new; nearly everybody with a beyond ladybird book understanding of the region always thought it was madness.

It was not a good idea to invade the 3rd holiest country to Muslims after 9-11 if you cared about the Salafi terrorism. That this would empower Iran and lead to the rise of the Shi'a crescent is an even bigger political nightmare.

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