November 11, 2003
Baghdad, Iraq -- At least two of the four suicide bombers who struck Baghdad on Oct. 27 appear to have been Saudis, another sign of the growing role of foreign fighters in the Iraqi insurgency, a senior Iraqi security official said. . . . A fifth would-be suicide bomber, who was shot by Iraqi police on Oct. 27 as he approached his target, is a Syrian national who was born in Yemen.
Syria, Iran, and Saudi Arabia all have reasons to want the United States to stay busy in Iraq. Of course, they could experience blowback. . . .
UPDATE: Hmm. Now we're hearing new reports of Syrian and Iranian nuclear programs.