Blix Says Iraq War Stimulated World Terrorism

Former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said Wednesday the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq had failed tragically in its aim of making the world a safer place and succeeded only in stimulating terrorism. Blix, in implicit criticism of the main protagonists President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, said the action had also failed to deter any ambitions on the part of Iran or North Korea to develop nuclear weapons. “The acknowledged gain of the war was that a treacherous and murderous dictator (Saddam Hussein) was removed, but the rest has been tragedy and failure,” he told Reuters in an interview. “It has stimulated terrorism.” Full Story

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