The Corner

Only a Myth?

The buzz on the left-blogosphere today is all about an article by Andrew Tilghman, an Iraq correspondent for Stars and Stripes newspaper in 2005 and 2006, entitled “The Myth of AQI.” Tilghman argues that, like the missing WMD’s, the presence of the terrorist group known as “al–Qaeda in Iraq” (AQI) is largely a myth. That’s pretty interesting, given that the cover story of the Standard this week is an excellent piece by Frederick Kagan entitled, “Al Qaeda in Iraq: How to understand it. How to defeat it. I take on Tilghman here.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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