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.”