Fukuyama on Zarqawi

“By invading Iraq, the Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy: Iraq has now replaced Afghanistan as a magnet, training ground, and operational base for jihadist terrorists, with plenty of American targets to shoot at. The tenuous prewar connection between the Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the Ba’athists in Iraq has now grown into a full-scale alliance, fed by mutual resentment of the U.S. occupation.”

–Francis Fukuyama, America at the Crossroads,2006