Argument: US troops in Iraq fuel anti-Americanism and terrorism globally

Issue Report: Withdrawing from Iraq

Supporting quotes

  • Colin Powell said in September, 2004. – “we have seen an increase in anti-Americanism in the Muslim world”.[1]
  • A 2004 report by Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University – “Iraq has now become a convenient arena for jihad, which has helped Al Qaeda to recover from the setback it suffered as a result of the war in Afghanistan.”[2]
  • In 2003 Gen. William Odom, former head of the U.S. National Security Agency, predicted, “Right now, the course we’re on, we’re achieving Bin Laden’s ends.”[3]