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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 AM
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Iraq War has accelerated Al Qaida recruitment
LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda has more than 18,000 militants ready to strike and the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq (news - web sites) has accelerated recruitment to the ranks of Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s network, a leading London think-tank said on Tuesday.

Al Qaeda's finances were in good order, its "middle managers" provided expertise to Islamic militants around the globe and bin Laden's drawing power was as strong as ever, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040525/ts...
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:19 AM
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1. Give this one a "5"...
n/t
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:20 AM
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2. Rated this one a 5
Even though the article mainly just gives credibility to what we've been saying all along. But it's going to fall flat on the blind followers of the right who thinks turning the middle east into a piece of glass will solve all of our problems and make us safe.
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narcjen Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:23 AM
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3. Strengthening al Qaeda while chasing phantom WMDs in Iraq
Nice going chimp!
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:28 AM
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5. A uniter, not a divider.
Heh. Indeed.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:26 AM
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4. Then why can't the bush military provide ONE SINGLE al queda member
in this alleged war on terror?

Show me one single f*ing terrorist this 'war on terror' has produced, killed or incarcerated.

And cause ya can't, I'll remind everyone what a failure this 'war on terror' is, because it isn't a war on terror.

There is no al queda in Iraq.
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:34 AM
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6. Reminds me of the Rumsfeld memo.
"Today, we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror. Are we capturing, killing or deterring and dissuading more terrorists every day than the madrassas and the radical clerics are recruiting, training and deploying against us?

Does the US need to fashion a broad, integrated plan to stop the next generation of terrorists? The US is putting relatively little effort into a long-range plan, . . .
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/executive/rumsf...

I think the democrats should use this memo against Bush.
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