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Friday, October 06, 2006

GEE George, Thanks for the war !!! not.....

How Al Qaeda views a long Iraq war |
"A letter from Al Qaeda leaders found in Iraq shows that the group sees the war as a boon for its cause."
By Dan Murphy| Oct 6, 2006 | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
"CAIRO – In appearances across the US, President Bush has been campaigning against withdrawing troops from Iraq, arguing that to leave now would hand a historic victory to Al Qaeda and inspire new generations of jihadists to attack the US.

But a letter that has been translated and released by the US military indicates that Al Qaeda itself sees the continued American presence in Iraq as a boon for the terror network, which has recently shown signs of expanding into the Palestinian territories and North Africa."
(Photograph) AL QAEDA IN IRAQ: Leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir is cultivating Sunni leaders.

'The most important thing is that the jihad continues with steadfastness ... indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest,' says the writer, who goes by the name Atiyah. The letter, released last week, was recovered in the rubble of the Iraqi house where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, was killed by a US bomb in June.


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