"The " Global War on Terror" has failed. Top Pentagon officals acknowledge that the war has become a magnet, attracting an undetermined, but not insignificant number of foreign fighters bent of expelling U.S. and allied forces whom they regard as occupiers and violators of Islam's holy sites."
" At a hearing in October, Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said hat the large military presence in Iraq "feeds the notion of occupation." The State Department's latest annual report on terrorism stated that Iraq has become a "melting pot of jhadists from around the word."
"The public has been led into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. They have been tricked into it by steady withholding of information.....The Baghdad commuuniques are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows.....We are today not far from a disater."
---T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
The Sunday Times of London, Aug, 22, 1920