al Qaeda says ...
This blog has been critical of Bush making arguments about the threat posed by al Qaeda when he cites what they say
(and not an objective analysis of what their capabilities are
). With that in mind, there is a news item
Qaeda group says Iraq a "university of terror"
DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of an al Qaeda-linked group in Iraq said the country had become a "university of terrorism", producing highly qualified warriors, since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
In an audio recording posted on the Internet on Tuesday, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq, said his fighters were successfully confronting U.S. forces in Iraq and have begun producing a guided missile called al-Quds 1 or Jerusalem 1.
"The largest batch of soldiers for jihad ... in the history of Iraq are graduating and they have the highest level of competence in the world," Baghdadi said.
Which might be true. But until that's demonstrated it's irresponsible to use al Qaeda claims in support of one argument against Bush, that his invasion of Iraq has increased the chance of a terrorist attack (more specifically, against the United States).