Thursday, June 23, 2005

Iraqi Blowback

The CSM reports that our efforts in Iraq may be furthing the proficiency of terrorists by giving them real-world training before they head off to other parts of the world.

Blowback in Iraq?

CIA report says Iraq is becoming an urban warfare training
ground for terrorists.

By Tom Regan csmonitor.com

Iraq may prove to be a better training ground for
terrorists that even Afghanistan was in the early days of Al Qaeda's presence
there, and the result is the "training a new kind of Islamic militant" according
to the BBC. The New York Times reported Wednesday that this assessment, taken
from a new classified CIA report of the situation in Iraq, says that the country
is serving "as a real-world laboratory for urban combat."

The report, which has been circulating this month among top
US government and intelligence officials, "made clear that the war was likely to
produce a dangerous legacy by dispersing to other countries Iraqi and foreign
combatants more adept and better organized than they were before the conflict,"
according to the Times.

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