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New Signs of Terror Not Evident

After Bush administration officials and many American lawmakers predicted that terrorist attacks were nearly inevitable because of the war in Iraq, there has been little evidence that Al Qaeda or other networks are preparing to strike against the United States, senior government officials say. As a result, intelligence analysts are turning their attention to a new potential threat, the likelihood that a protracted American presence in Iraq after the war could stir violence both in Iraq, the rest of the Middle East, in the United States and against American interests around the globe. “I can’t believe that they are going to do nothing after Iraq,” said one senior counterterrorism official. “I’ve been frankly astonished at how quiet it’s been. I’ve got to believe that somehow, some way they are going to try to hit us. It’s just a matter of time.” With Middle Eastern leaders like President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt predicting that the war in Iraq would create “a hundred new Osama bin Ladens,” intelligence analysts said the United States security forces could face lone suicide bombers and the threat of larger-scale attacks. Full Story

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