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Terrorist memo raises questions on war's impact

The discovery of a memo attributed to terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi that calls for incitement of civil war in Iraq raises questions again about whether Saddam Hussein, as the Bush administration claimed, once plotted with Al Qaeda. But al-Zarqawi’s memo–trumpeted by the Americans as a “blueprint for terror”–also should sound alarms about whether the U.S.-led war opened Iraq to global terrorism by making it unstable, insecure and ripe for exploitation. Counterterrorism experts still are mulling over the al-Zarqawi find, and its credibility has not been proved. But the memo, 17 pages of an Arabic missive found in a compact disc held by a known courier of Al Qaeda, adds luster to al-Zarqawi’s reputation as a dangerous and highly motivated operator in international terrorism and a senior ally of and collaborator with Al Qaeda. Full Story

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