Thursday, October 16, 2003

Who Dathunkit

The war in Iraq has "swollen the ranks of Al Qaeda and galvanized the Islamic militant group's will." I seem to recall predictions to this effect, seem to recall they were drowned out by the Administration's jack-booted march to war.

Certainly this is but a baseless claim of a scorned predicter, a wild-eyed nay-sayer, a flower-bedecked peacenik. Who, besides such a misfit, would make such an assessment?

The International Institute for Strategic Studies, the "British-based think tank" that annually produces the "bible for defense analysts," that's who.

The actual document--The Military Balance--must be purchased, but Dr. John Chipman's summary of the state of terrorism today (a chilling one, to be sure), may be found here by clicking on his "remarks" (Adobe Reader required).

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