National Intelligence Council
Mapping the Global Future
"President Bush has frequently described the Iraq war as an integral part of U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. But the council's report suggests the conflict has also helped terrorists by creating a haven for them in the chaos of war.
According to the NIC report, Iraq has joined the list of conflicts -- including the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, and independence movements in Chechnya, Kashmir, Mindanao in the Philippines, and southern Thailand -- that have deepened solidarity among Muslims and helped spread radical Islamic ideology." 
- Dr. Michael A. Weinstein for Power and Interest News Report
- " 'War on Terror' Has Latin American Indigenous People in Its Sights", Gustavo González for IPS, 6 June 2005