The war on terror and the invasion and occupation of Iraq have increased support for al-Qaeda, made ordinary Muslims hate the US and caused a global backlash against America because of the "self-serving hypocrisy" of George W. Bush's administration over the Middle East.This is from a report written by the Defense Science Board for Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.
I haven't read the 111 pages in the PDF, but I notice that page 2 says, "Statements, opinions, conclusions, and recommendations in this report do not necessarily represent the official position of the Department of Defense." So, maybe it's not as official as the Herald's headline implies.
I notice also that page 4 says "This page is intentionally blank." (I'm not making this up) and page 5 actually is blank.