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Bush Galvanized AQ

Experts Agree That Al Qaeda Was Galvanized By the Bush War Policy

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden (November 14, 2008): “Al Qaeda, operating from its safe haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas, remains the most clear and present danger to the United States. Today, virtually every major terrorist threat that my agency is aware of has threads back to the tribal areas. Whether it is command and control, training, direction, money, capabilities, there is a connection to the FATA (Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas)”

In 2007, the consensus of the U.S. intelligence community expressed in the National Intelligence Estimate on Al Qaeda concluded that the group was “as strong as ever”.  Corroborating these official assessments of Al Qaeda’s capabilities, cursory examination of the historical record reveals that Al Qaeda’s swelling ideological base has empowered the group to achieve amazing successes in its war against America, including:

  • Bombing the superpower repeatedly for fifteen years,
  • Baiting America into a devastating war of attrition,
  • Fomenting a global anti-American insurgency from a seemingly impregnable fortress-region,
  • Swelling the ranks of its syndicate with a host of affiliates spread across the world,
  • Pressuring the superpower to withdraw its military presence from Islam’s holiest land, while
  • Manipulating the global oil market through supply threats to enrich the kingdom and its other Arab financiers with higher oil prices. 

With surging success since the Bush Administration’s decision to invade Iraq, Al Qaeda has carefully constructed its anti-American insurgency around a campaign for hearts and minds.

A host of experts on Al Qaeda concur that the militant syndicate grew in strength after 9/11 and today represents the preeminent threat to global security.