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Michael Scheuer      

Michael Scheuer is a 22-year CIA veteran. He served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999. He resigned from the CIA in 2004.

According to the Boston Phoenix and the Washington Times, Scheuer is the anonymous author responsible for Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and the earlier anonymous work, Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America.      

His most recent book, Imperial Hubris, a New York Times bestseller, has raised controversy over his assertions that the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001, and will continue to be attacked, because of the following: 1) the U.S. government supports Israel and is indifferent to Palestinians; 2) the presence of the U.S. and western troops on the Arabian Peninsula; 3) U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan; 4) the U.S. supports countries that oppress Muslims, such as Russia, India and China; 5) U.S. pressure on Arabs to keep oil prices low; and 6) U.S. support for tyrannical governments.

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