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Thursday, June 23, 2005

God help us

The Guardian reports:

"The war in Iraq is creating a new breed of Islamic jihadists who could go on to destabilise other countries, according to a CIA report. The CIA believes Iraq to be potentially worse than Afghanistan, which produced thousands of jihadists in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the recruits to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida had fought in Afghanistan."

What is that rhetoric - echoed by Howard, Bush and Blair - that the world is a safer place after the Iraq invasion? Some, of course, have too much invested in the lie and prefer to live with their delusions.


Anonymous Shabariffic Risotto (with leeks, wild mushrooms, porcini, prosciutto and finished with truffle oil) said...

Wow, Ant, you're suddenly very credulous and trusting of information from the CIA all of a sudden...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 4:56:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Trusting? Not exactly. Merely a report worth reading. You'd prefer to bury your head in the sand, no doubt, and talk about Iraqi democracy, blah blah blah. Care to comment on the actual content of the report? No, didn't think so. Too confronting to your world view....

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:20:00 pm  
Anonymous A Shabby-Mary (a traditional bloody, but with a dash of 8-year-old-plus balsamic on top at the end) said...

Just read it...I'd imagine that it's much more confronting to your 'Islam-means-peace' worldview than mine, which isn't afraid to admit that a whole helluva lot of these people are stone-cold nuts. Seems like the only time you hear a negative report about Islamic behaviour without screaming 'racist!' is when you can spin it your way...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:39:00 pm  

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