"Jim Judd, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told the Toronto Star newspaper that a new generation of militants was using the war in Iraq to get first-hand experience.
"We all obviously hope the conflict in Iraq ends soon, but then worry about what all these people are going to do," he said. "They will re-migrate around the world and return home."
This was predicted by those who opposed the war in Iraq citing the lack of any connection to al Qaeda (before the war), the lack of WMD programs in Iraq, the lack of a legitimate reason to invade, and the lack of any brains in the White House. Some American generals have said the same, before being ushered off into the background.