Argument: US troops in Iraq fuel anti-Americanism and terrorism globally
- Colin Powell said in September, 2004. - "we have seen an increase in anti-Americanism in the Muslim world".
- 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."
- 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."