This is no surprise. Too bad no one saw it coming. That is, no one in the White House.
WASHINGTON — The United States is losing its fight against terrorism and the Iraq war is the biggest reason why, more than eight of ten American terrorism and national security experts concluded in a poll released yesterday.Of course, I’m sure they forgot to ask experts like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and the staff at Fox “News”.
One participant in the survey, a former CIA official who described himself as a conservative Republican, said the war in Iraq has provided global terrorist groups with a recruiting bonanza, a valuable training ground and a strategic beachhead at the crossroads of the oil-rich Persian Gulf and Turkey, the traditional land bridge linking the Middle East to Europe.
Hat tip to Juan Cole.