John Robb, author of Brave New War, in a Spot Report inteview
Remember, a major reason for 9/11 was to get the US into a guerrilla war in Asia and repeat the experience of Russia’s Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan war was a major factor in the collapse of the USSR, as the military and financial cost was overwhelming, and crippled them. In one of those bizarre twists of blowback, the CIA heavily funded mujahadeem (including bin Laden) to fight against the USSR in Afghanistan, only to have those battle-hardened veterans of combat morph into al Qaeda and other such groups years later.
Robb’s crucial point, and I believe al Qaeda has said it too, is that 9/11 was a deliberate attempt to sucker the US into a conflict that will drag down and bankrupt it. And Bush, arrogant twit that he is, walked right into the trap.