Tenet spouts the old and obvious as news
CIA Director George J. Tenet warned Tuesday that a wave of smaller, scattered terrorist organizations was eclipsing Al Qaeda as the most serious threat to the United States and its allies, and that Iraq was increasingly seen as a “golden opportunity” for jihadist groups to rally their cause.
None of which is news. Al Qaeda said months ago they deliberately were morphing into new unrecognizable forms.
All three intelligence officials said economic stagnation, repression and exploding youth populations in Islamic countries could fuel the terrorist threat for years. Jacoby cited polling numbers showing that anti-American sentiment is soaring in countries including Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Note how nothing is said about the quite possibly legitimate grievances people in those countries may have against US occupations.