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Iraq al-Qaeda Chimes in on Elections

I don’t post this as a cheap political shot, especially as I see the foreign policy debate far more about philosophy than party.  The relevant questions are: What policy shift does Al Qaeda in Iraq welcome and why?  And what was it about Rumsfeld that they so disliked?

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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