US playing up Zarqawi's role in Iraq:
The US military is exaggerating the role of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, possibly to help tie the war to the group blamed for the September 11, 2001 attacks, The Washington Post reports.The WaPo article cites Col. Derek Harvey, who served as a military intelligence officer in Iraq and then was one of the top officers handling Iraq intelligence issues on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
It has cited internal military documents and unnamed officers that Zarqawi's profile had been raised in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance...
But the documents explicitly list the "US Home Audience" as one of the targets of a broader propaganda campaign, the paper reports.
Our own focus on Zarqawi has enlarged his caricature, if you will -- made him more important than he really is, in some ways.Add this story to the recent revelations that the London 7/7 bombings were totally unrelated to Al Quaeda, and the whole global "war on terror" hoax begins to unravel very quickly.
The long-term threat is not Zarqawi or religious extremists, but these former regime types and their friends.
Bush claims authority to break any law he wants to break because "the nation is at war" but what sort of war is this, really? This is a propaganda war and the citizens of the USA are the real targets.