Saturday, January 15, 2005

Further proof of failure

The CIA's National Intelligence Council is warning that Iraq could become a breeding-ground and a haven for terrorists, similar to Afghanistan under the Soviets. Rather than "flypaper", attracting terrorists which can then be killed, they see it as driving recruitment and providing training to a new generation, the survivors and leaders of which will then carry their training and skills around the world - again, as happened in Afghanistan.

One of Bush's excuses for his invasion was to make America (and the world) "safe from terrorism. But rather than making us safer, he has in fact increased the danger. On this count too, then, the Iraq war must also be considered a failure.