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U.S. SPY AGENCY REPORT SAYS IRAQ WAR HAS CAUSED TERRORISM TO GROW AND METASTASIZE
SPY AGENCIES SAY IRAQ WAR HAS CAUSED ISLAMIC TERRORISM TO METASTASIZE AND SPREAD AROUND THE GLOBE
"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 threeat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. [Anybody surprised!]
"The classified national Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented wither 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.
"The intelligence estimate, completed in April, is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by U.S. intelligence agencies since the Iraq war began, and represents a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government. Titled 'Trends in Global Terrorism Implications for the United States,' it asserts that ISLAMIC RADICALISM, rather than retreat, HAS METASTASIZED AND SPREAD ACROSS THE GLOBE. "
[From a NY Times article by Mark Mazzetti, Sept 23, linked below.]
SMALL BUT GROWING NUMBER OF GOP CANDIDATES WANT TO DUMP RUMSFELD
- GOPers Bail on Dumbsfeld
A small but growing number of GOP candidates join Democrats calling for Rumsfeld's head.
Rumsfeld Calls Democrat War Critics Hitler Appeasers
Donald Rumsfeld's Dance With the Nazis
Frank Rich NYT op-ed 9-3-06:
"...What made Mr. Rumsfeld's speech noteworthy wasn't its toxic effort to impugn the patriotism of administration critics by conflating dissent on Iraq with cut-and-run-run surrender and incipient treason. That's old news. No, what made Mr. Rumsfeld's performance special was the preview it offered of the amtitious propaganda campaign planned between now and Wlection Day. An on-the-ropes white House plans to stop at nothing when rewriting its record of defeat (not to be confused with defeatism) in a war that has now lasted longer than America's fight against the actual Nazis in World War II.
"Here's how brazen Mr. Rumsfeld was when he invoked Hitler's appeasers to score his cheap points: Since Hitler was photographed warmly shaking Neville Chamberlain's hand at Munich in 1938, the only image that comes close to matching it in epochal obsequiousness is the December 1983 photograph of Mr. Rumsfeld himself in Baghdad, warmly shaking the hand of Saddam Hussein in full fascist regalia. Is the defense secretary so deluded that he thought no one would remember a picture so easily Googled on the Web? Or worse, is he too shameless to care?..."
[Read the entire Frank Rich op-ed. He's one of the best.]
9-21 "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis
RUMSFELD and SADDAM HUSSEIN 1983
DONALD RUMSFELD'S DANCE WITH THE NAZIS By Frank Rich
Rumsfeld Warns Against Appeasment
GOP Senate Candidate Calls for Rumsfeld to Resign
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice Defend Iraq War Policy
- Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice on the Road to Iraq
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice go on the road in an effort to bolster sagging GOP poll ratings.
Hmh, you mean this guy?
Maureen Dowd on Dick Cheney
Congressman John Murtha
Cheney & Rummy Should Resign Says Murtha
- Congressman Murtha Says Cheney and Rumsfeld Should Resign
Vietnam war hero and U.S. Congressman John Murtha says Cheney and Rumsfeld should resign.
Crooks & Liars--Olberman Flames Rummy
PALEOCONS BACK IN THE SADDLE!
GOP FEAR CAMPAIGN IN HIGH GEAR
Pentagon Lawyers and Key Republicans Object to Bush Plan to Try Prisoners
Military Objects to Bush Interrogation Techniques
QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT BUSH'S PRIMARY CLAIMS IN DEFENSE OF SECRET DETENTION SYSTEM
Cheney's Power No Longer Goes Unchecked
CARL LEVIN SPEECH ON BUSH/CHENEY/RUMMY DECEPTIONS
IN THE DEBATE ON SECURITY A MISSTEP OR TWO
Everybody's Safer Now!
US SPY AGENCY CONSENSUS REPORT--IRAQ WAR HAS CAUSED TERRORISM TO METASTASIZE
- Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat
NY Times Front-page article by Mark Mazzetti, 9-23-06 belies GOP/White House claims of success in "war on terroism."
Intelligence Agencies' Report Stirs Political Debate
NYTIMES article by Brian Knowlton