6,689. 4/15/2006

“The [Bush] administration’s own National Intelligence Estimate on ‘Trends in Global Terrorism: implications for the United States,’ circulated within the government in April 2006 and partially declassified in October, states that ‘the Iraq War has become the *cause celebre* for jihadists…and is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank, “The Iraq Effect: War has Increased Terrorism Sevenfold Worldwide,” Mother Jones, March 1, 2007

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