War In Iraq Making Terrorism Worse

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    Ignoring the fact that War in Iraq is part of global war on terror, could the leaking be political? No? :laugh:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjBiZTJkMDZiNjEyZjc5NTM3NTIyZTI1NTlmZTMzMjA=

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    CIA Leak Schedule: It's High Season until Nov. 7 [Mario Loyola]
    A former senior administration official told me that in the run-up to the 2002 mid-term election, he remembers being horrified at how the CIA was leaking qualified intelligence estimates "like a sieve" for political effect. He thinks that the CIA and the State Department are both political assets for the Democrats, but unlike the State Department, which more often undermines the president quietly, the CIA actively intervenes in national elections by systematically leaking stuff calculated to have an adverse political impact on Republicans.

    That this latest "secret" report (Iraq-makes-terrorism-worse) was leaked for political effect is obvious in the "conclusion" of the report, which turns on a philosophical (and policy) question that no intelligence credential makes one particularly qualified to address: Is Iraq part of the War on Terror, and will fighting them over there keep us from having to face them here? If you think the campaign in Iraq is part of the War on Terror, then examining whether terrorist recruitment has increased as a result is like measuring public opinion polls in Germany in the days after D-Day to see if the invasion is succeeding.

    Attacking your enemies can be expected to make them angrier.
    Hitting the beaches at Normandy is going to increase your casualties. Those are things you'll see on your way to victory.

    The New York Times commonly sites the anger of our enemies and our increased casualties as evidence that we are losing, and cites CIA "estimates" (political opinions, really) in support. This tells you much more about the NYT and the CIA than about whether we are headed for victory or defeat in the Middle East.
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    Points made on the same:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZWE5NTBlODg1ZmU2YmViZjBjYzQ3ZGU2ZjJiZmVlNzc=
     
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    I don't buy it. Islam has been around longer then the U.S. and it still has the same goals. To spread Islam over the whole world. By the sword if necessary. And to kill or destroy anyone who gets in its way. They hated the U.S. long before Iraq. I say kill them in their own backyard. Or would the American people prefer to duke it out here in the U.S.? People don't be fooled by this so call leaked intel assessment. Its got a political agenda tied to it. And for those who think that only radical Islamist are a threat, just what side would you choose if the only options were Christianity and Islam Yea, and so will they. When the SH** hits the fan, you are gonna back your culture,creed and religion. If not then where is all the outcry to stop the violence? Its all condone deep down in people's hearts. If not then they are not who they say they are and really are not a follower of Islam.
     
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    1946, car bomb, jerusalem......they have been at it a long time
     
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    I have been saying it on these boards for a while...it is a logical deduction.

    Wars do not ease tension, they create more.
     
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    Yup the Germans were mad about Dresden and the Japanese Okinawa, your point?
     
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    OUCH!
     
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    Ummm? What was the reason for the Iranians, taking our Embassy hostages in 1972? Oh that's right.........It was Iraq...How the hell could I forget that...?
     
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    Hey we all get to read the declassified parts of the report, the WH is declassifying the salient parts:


    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/9/26/115700.shtml?s=lh

     
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    Hmmmmmm There is a huge investigation into who supposedly "outed" Valerie Plame but no one gives a damn who leaks only certain portions of a National Inelligence Assesment ?
     

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