The GWOT Gets Tougher (Update)
Al Qaeda wants to build a political operation in Iraq to broaden its campaign against the U.S.-backed government, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday.
Citing intelligence mostly gathered since the death of al Qaeda’s former leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June, Major General William Caldwell said the militant group appeared to be refining its approach beyond bombings and beheadings.
“Al Qaeda in Iraq wants to present itself as a legitimate organization and is striving to increase its operational power by building a political base with a military wing,” Caldwell told a news briefing. He did not give specific examples.
Hezbollah : Al-Qaida :: Lebanon : Iraq
How do you write “nightmare” in Arabic?
(Update) Question: When AQ becomes Iraq’s Hezbollah, will we be pumping USAID money into the coffers of an organzation that another arm of our government is trying to kill?