Wednesday, March 01, 2006
AP: Spy chief says Iraq may spawn regional fight
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday, 29 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - A civil war incould lead to a broader conflict in the Middle East, pitting the region's rival Islamic sects against each other, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, below left, said in an unusually frank assessment Tuesday.
"If chaos were to descend upon Iraq or the forces of democracy were to be defeated in that country ... this would have implications for the rest of the Middle East region and, indeed, the world," Negroponte said at a hearing on global threats.
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