Iraq war moves squarely into election agenda
By Pat Reber Sep 26, 2006, 21:14 GMT
Washington - Seeking to defuse a new wave of criticism about the Iraq war before November elections, US President George W Bush Tuesday stridently denied that the Iraq war has worsened the world terrorist threat.
In his first remarks since parts of an important secret intelligence report were slipped to the media over the weekend, Bush charged that the leaks were politically motivated to undermine Republicans during the upcoming November midterm elections.
The Intelligence report said that since the U.S. has been in Iraq the threat of terrorism has gotten worse.
According to anonymous sources quoted in major US newspapers over the weekend, the report found that the US-led invasion of Iraq had given birth to a new generation of home-grown Islamic radicals spread around the world and made the United States and other countries more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
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