Monday, June 28

Current CIA insider slams Bush antiterror policies

CNN: CIA insider slams Bush antiterror policies: "Written by a high-level counterterrorism expert and published under the name 'Anonymous,' the book 'Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror' is unique in that it was written by an official still working for the CIA.

the author was unsparing in his criticism of the Bush administration's decision to wait a month after the September 11, 2001, attacks before going to war in Afghanistan. "If you were going to hit them, sir, you had to hit them on the 11th or the 12th or the 13th.' 'By the time the 7th of October rolled along, most of those forces had been dispersed into the countryside, into Pakistan, into Iran, overseas to other countries. There was no 'there' left when we went there,' he said.

In his book, the author labeled the invasion of Iraq a 'Christmas gift' to Osama bin Laden and said the country has become a 'Mujahadeen magnet' attracting Muslims from around the world to fight the occupying U.S. forces."