"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." William Faulkner
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.
The war in Iraq has become a primary recruitment vehicle for violent Islamic extremists, motivating a new generation of potential terrorists around the world whose numbers may be increasing faster than the United States and its allies can reduce the threat, U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
1. No NIE can ever estimate how safe the US is because that would require assessment of US countermeasures -- out of bounds for an NIE.
2. By 2009 those terrorists in Iraq had been defeated.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan