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Monday, September 17, 2007

Let's keep this war going, by all means, just like al-Qaeda is hoping for

robert parry provides us with yet another example of his outstanding investigative reporting skills...
One of President Bush's key arguments for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq indefinitely is that al-Qaeda wants to "drive us out." But U.S. intelligence has intercepted an internal al-Qaeda communique that says almost the exact opposite.

The letter written by senior al-Qaeda operative Atiyah Abd al-Rahman states that "prolonging the war is in our interest." Yet, President Bush is rarely challenged when he asserts the opposite, and few members of Congress seem aware of the Atiyah letter, which was translated and analyzed by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

here's the significant excerpt [PDF] from the letter...

here's a link to the full letter...

and here's a link to send the letter and a message to your congress members...

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