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Counterfeits and Counterterrorism

Military activities are big business -- just ask the nice folks at Halliburton.  Tax dollars (yours and mine, around the world) fund the various government-sanctioned versions of warfare.  But who's paying for the rest?  With Leonardo DiCaprio starring in the upcoming film Blood Diamond, we're certain to hear a great deal about one source of funding for armed conflict.  Today's New York Times, in a front-page article on the Iraqi insurgency, discusses other means of financing violence:

The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, connivance by corrupt Islamic charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded [emphasis added].

Counterfeit Chic has already discussed the alleged link between counterfeiting and terrorism here, here, and here.  It's almost a cliche that profits from an illicit market in anything (drugs, human beings, handbags) can be used to fund other illegal activities, although inquiring minds prefer concrete evidence of a connection.

Speaking of evidence and connections, why exactly is it that the paper of record is publishing the contents of a confidential report, obtained from "American officials"?  In a troubled administration, is "counterfeit classified" the new "top secret"?