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Chirac Says Iraq War Made World More Dangerous

Last year’s U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and ousting of President Saddam Hussein has, if anything, made the world more dangerous, French President Jacques Chirac said on the eve of a state visit to key U.S. ally Britain.The French leader’s interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, excerpts of which were aired Wednesday, indicate little chance of success for British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s efforts to mend Franco-American ties damaged by the Iraq war. “I’m not at all sure that one can say the world is safer,” Chirac said. “There is no doubt there has been an increase in terrorism.”Full Story

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