Thursday, June 24, 2004

This Will Have You Thinking


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This is a link to an interview by NBC News' Andrea Mitchell of an anonymous CIA officer. Not everything here seems to have the "gospel truth" ring to it, but many of this analyst's statements are sobering.

This is the teaser:

"A career CIA officer claims in a new book that America is losing the war on terror, in part because of the invasion of Iraq, which, he says, distracted the United States from the war against terrorism and further fueled al-Qaida's struggle against the United States. The author, who writes as 'Anonymous,' is a 22-year veteran of the CIA and still works for the intelligence agency, which allowed him to publish the book after reviewing it for classified information."

Of course the news media loves the angle on the war being a mistake and plays that up, but the real meat of this interview is the reality of the Islamofascist threat. In fact, the author's thesis is that because the threat from al-Quaeda is so real, the Iraq war, noble though it may be, is a dangerous distraction. We still support the war in Iraq, but to us that argument is the only good one against the war. And lest you think this CIA analyst is pushing the John Kerry line, he could not be farther from Kerry on what to do about al-Quaeda et al. Remember, Kerry thinks terrorism is essentially a law enforcement matter. This anonymous writer thinks Islamofascism needs a "total war" response. Like we said, sobering stuff.

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