CIA Director Goss admits it: Iraq is now a breeding ground for terrorists

Not that there was ever any doubt, but it’s good that we’re at least facing up to the fact that, in the name of fighting terrorism, we have simply succeeded in throwing gasoline onto the smoldering hatred of Islamofascism.

Islamic militants waging a deadly insurgency against U.S.-led forces in Iraq pose an emerging international terrorism threat, CIA Director Porter Goss said on Wednesday.

In his first public appearance as U.S. spymaster, Goss described Iraqi insurgents, including al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as part of a Sunni militant movement inspired by Osama bin Laden and intent on attacking Americans.

“The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists,” Goss told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“Those jihadists who survive will leave Iraq experienced in and focused on acts of urban terrorism. They represent a potential pool of contacts to build transnational terrorist cells, groups and networks in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries,” he said.

Congratulations, Bush — you are a total fuck-up in every conceivable way. The world was supposed to be safer, and now it’s more dangerous than we could have dreamed. The terrorists win again. No wonder Osama Bin Laden came out and shook his pom-poms for Bush days before the election, giving him what his own campaign called “a gift.”

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