“The war in Iraq is creating a new breed of Islamic jihadists who could go on to destabilise other countries, according to a CIA report. The CIA believes Iraq to be potentially worse than Afghanistan, which produced thousands of jihadists in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the recruits to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida had fought in Afghanistan.”
What is that rhetoric – echoed by Howard, Bush and Blair – that the world is a safer place after the Iraq invasion? Some, of course, have too much invested in the lie and prefer to live with their delusions.