Tuesday, July 17, 2007

NIE: Iraq Inspiring, Helping al Qaeda

The new National Intelligence Estimate suggests al Qaeda wants to use what it's learned and developed in Iraq to attack Americans on our own soil.

In other words, Iraq has been a big boot camp and research lab for the guys who attacked us on 9/11.

Heckuva job, everybody!

The report says core al Qaeda (the leaders in Afganistan and Pakistan) are benefiting from the Iraq War. The war is energizing the Sunni Muslim community, raising money, and recruiting members to attack America at home.

The NIE says the US faces a "persistent and evolving" threat from al Qaeda as well as other radical groups -- including non-Muslim terrorist groups. (AP)

UPDATE: Read the Declassified Portion of the Report Here

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