Why Iraq Has Made Us Less Safe

Benjamin, Daniel
July 2005
Time;7/18/2005, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p48
Presents the author's view on how the United States led war in Iraq has influenced the global war against terrorism. Comments made by Sir Ivor Roberts, Britain's Ambassador to Italy, claiming that U.S. President George W. Bush was al-Qaeda's best recruiting sergeant; Influence of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the current war against terrorism; View that the American invasion occupation of Iraq has helped to galvanize the beliefs of Islamic extremists around the philosophy of Osama bin Laden; Review of the influence the Iraq invasion had on the bombings in Madrid; Review of how Muslim extremists from all over Europe and the Arab world have gone to Iraq to assist in the insurgency; Suggestion that England and the U.S. face a longer and bloodier confrontation with radical Islam as a result of the invasion of Iraq.


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