Sunday, September 24, 2006

Are We Safer?

The NY Times quotes a National Intellegence Estimate report that says, rather than decrease terrorism, the war in Iraq has actually increased terror threats against the United States.
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.

The intelligence estimate, completed in April, is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by United States 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 being in retreat, has metastasized and spread across the globe.
Number of American deaths in Iraq alone since this report was made in April? 374.

In Iraq.


Do you feel safer?

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