Iraq Is “Latest Battlefield” Because Bush Made It One

Posted on

"Iraq Is “Latest Battlefield” Because Bush Made It One"

Bush: “Iraq is the latest battlefield in this war.”

Fact: Before the War, Bush Said Rationale For Iraq War Was To Prevent It From Becoming a Terrorist Training Groud: “Imagine a terrorist network with Iraq as an arsenal and as a training ground, so that a Saddam Hussein could use this shadowy group of people to attack his enemy and leave no fingerprint behind.” [Bush, 11/4/02]

Fact: Now, CIA Report Says Iraq Becoming Prime Location For Training of Al Qaeda Militants; Better Than Afghanistan. “A new classified assessment by the Central Intelligence Agency says Iraq may prove to be an even more effective training ground for Islamic extremists than Afghanistan was in Al Qaeda’s early days, because it is serving as a real-world laboratory for urban combat.”

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.