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To follow up on Michael's post below: Ari Berman's new go-to bookmark, Conflicts Forum pays tribute to Donald Rumsfeld's theory of Islamist blowback. Rumsfeld told Bush not to fund Fatah because doing so would only inflame regional politics in Gaza. … Read More

By / June 19, 2007

To follow up on Michael's post below: Ari Berman's new go-to bookmark, Conflicts Forum pays tribute to Donald Rumsfeld's theory of Islamist blowback. Rumsfeld told Bush not to fund Fatah because doing so would only inflame regional politics in Gaza.

When Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld learned about it he was enraged, and scheduled a meeting with President Bush in an attempt to convince him the program would backfire. Rumsfeld was concerned that the anti-Hamas program would radicalise Muslim groups among American allies and eventually endanger U.S. troops fighting Sunni extremists in Iraq.

Now that's sweet coming from the man whom every Nation reader identifies as Reagan's favored gland-hander of Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war. How did that fiasco inflame regional politics in Mesopotamia?

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