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CIA Analyst Assails War on Terrorism

New Book Says U.S. Has Misjudged Muslims’ Concerns and Intentions. A new book by a senior CIA analyst who headed the agency’s task force on Osama bin Laden sharply attacks the Bush administration’s approach to Islamic terrorists, sternly criticizes the decision to invade Iraq and chides officials for trying to create a Western-style democracy in Afghanistan. The author, who writes under the name “Anonymous,” argues it is not dislike of freedom, democracy and Western culture that led bin Laden to wage war against America, but rather his disdain for U.S. policies and actions in the Muslim world, particularly America’s relationship with Israel. Senior U.S. leaders, the book argues, mistakenly urge Americans to believe that the Islamic world is offended by the nation’s philosophical emphasis on personal rights and liberties, and “that Muslims hate and attack us for what we are and think, rather than for what we do.” Full Story

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