Why was Britain targeted?
When terrorists killed 191 people in Madrid in March 2004, the repercussions were rapid: Socialists stunningly defeated the pro-US government in that week’s election, and soon withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq. There was little doubt in Spanish minds that the attacks were directly linked to the nation’s involvement in the Iraq war. Now, in the wake of the July 7 London bombings, the same question is being asked in Britain. Was the worst terrorist attack in London’s history a direct consequence of robust British support for the US campaign in Iraq? Or were there deeper-seated causes?Full Story