Bush's Iraq Gambit Has Helped Terrorism Spread
There are two things that stand out from this overlooked story in Sunday's Post by the Agency's best friend at the Post Walter Pincus. First, the story itself makes it painfully clear that by diverting from finishing off Al Qaeda to destabilizing Iraq and bagging Hussein, Bush managed to help improve coordination between Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, many of whom now use Iraq to practice their skills against our troops.
Secondly, J. Cofer Black, whom Richard Clarke speaks approvingly of as a soul mate in the fight against terrorism during Black's days at the Agency, happens now to be working for Colin Powell at State. That explains why Powell hasn't jumped on the bash-Clarke caravan.