Hell in a Handbasket points out this AP item on Yahoo News. It includes:
A purported audiotape from al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri, broadcast Friday on an Arab satellite station, accused the United States of trying to replace Arab governments through its plan for regional reforms.
The comments appeared to be in response to an agreement this week by the Group of Eight industrialized nations on a U.S. plan to promote democratic change in the Middle East.
As James says,
What does Iraq have to do with the War on Terror (World War 4)? The invasion of Iraq, the overthrow of Saddam’s regime, and the establishment of a free, prosperous government and population in the Middle East is a DIRECT ATTACK on the root causes of international terrorism: Poverty, racial hatred, and religious fundamentalism supported by medieval governments and organizations.