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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Iraq is the new black for terrorists

You know how we funded the mujahadin in the 80's, under Reagan? After the Soviets left, we had trained and equipped terrorists with a fanatical hatred of America. Including Osama bin Laden. Well, thanks to this administration's incompetence, we're creating a new generation-- trained and equipped.

A classified report from the U.S. spy agency says Iraqi and foreign fighters are developing a broad range of deadly skills, from car bombings and assassinations to tightly coordinated conventional attacks on police and military targets, the official said.

Once the insurgency ends, Islamic militants are likely to disperse as highly organized battle-hardened combatants capable of operating throughout the Arab-speaking world and in other regions including Europe.

My friend GE, who brings bad things to light, suggests that the administration would be perfectly happy with another terrorist attack-- keeps people's minds off the economy, GOP corruption, the growing gap between rich and poor, erosion of civil rights, etc.