Iraq war swells Al Qaeda’s ranks, report says
War in Iraq has swollen the ranks of al Qaeda and galvanized the Islamic militant group’s will, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said on Wednesday in its annual report.
Whew, now that’s a shocker. You mean if you invade countries for bogus reasons, destroy their infrastructure, install puppet governments, that forces may rise in opposition against you? Who woulda thunk it??
The 2003-2004 edition of the British-based think-tank’s annual bible for defense analysts, The Military Balance, said Washington’s assertions after the Iraq conflict that it had turned the corner in the war on terror were “over-confident.”
They’ve been “turning the corner” in the war(s) for, what, several months now. Only to discover things keep getting worse. Generally as a result of their own arrogant bumbling.