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CIA Official: Iraq War Helping al-Qaida

A CIA official who claims in a book that the West is losing the war on terror said in an interview Tuesday night that the war in Iraq was actually helping al-Qaida. The 23-year veteran of the CIA, who also has spoken with the U.S. media, is releasing the book anonymously and has not identified himself. “Iraq was a gift of epic proportions to Osama bin Laden and those who think like him,” the man said, his face hidden during the interview on the British Broadcasting Corp. “Newsnight” show. The CIA veteran’s claim comes at a time when British Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing the prospect of another potentially critical report to be released on Wednesday on Britain’s participation in the war in Iraq. Full Story

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