`Islamic militants waging a deadly insurgency against U.S.-led forces in Iraq pose an emerging international terrorism threat, CIA Director Porter Goss said on Wednesday. [..]
“The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists,” Goss told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Those jihadists who survive will leave Iraq experienced in and focused on acts of urban terrorism. They represent a potential pool of contacts to build transnational terrorist cells, groups and networks in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries,” he said.’