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US war on Iraq to create more Ben Laden recruits

Would a US-led war on Iraq make the world and the Middle East safer? Or is it more likely to unleash a wave of anti-American rage and create more recruits for Osama Ben Laden? The answer from the streets of the Middle East, official circles, analysts, academics and clerics is almost unanimous — a US invasion will most certainly provoke a backlash, and this could put the security of the world at risk. “The record in the past is that any use of force by external powers has triggered a backlash,” Sami Baroudi, professor of political science at Beirut’s Lebanese American University said. With anti-US sentiment already brimming in the Middle East, an attack to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for allegedly possessing banned weapons is seen by most analysts as fanning the flames in an already volatile region. Full Story

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