Thursday, May 11, 2006

The war on terror truly is global

Or at least it could have been, had President Bush taken the advice of Defense Under Secretary Douglas Feith. As reported in Newsweek:
The memo's content, NEWSWEEK has learned, was in part the product of ideas from a two-man secret Pentagon intelligence unit appointed by Feith after 9/11: veteran defense analyst Michael Maloof and Mideast expert David Wurmser, now a top foreign-policy aide to Dick Cheney. Maloof and Wurmser saw links between international terror groups that the CIA and other intelligence agencies dismissed. They argued that an attack on terrorists in South America--for example, a remote region on the border of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where intelligence reports said Iranian-backed Hizbullah had a presence--would have ripple effects on other terrorist operations.
I wonder if the "War in Brazil" would be more popular with Americans than the War in Iraq? (via Talking Points Memo).

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