Day: July 18, 2005

  • Iraq War “Boosted Al-Qaeda”

    Supporting the US-led invasion of Iraq put the UK more at risk from terrorist attack, a report has said. The Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Economic and Social Research Council report also said the invasion boosted al-Qaeda. The report, coming days after the London Tube and bus bombings, said support of the US-led…

  • US Subverted Iraqi Elections

    President George Bush authorised covert intervention in Iraq’s January elections by using behind-the-scenes operatives in an effort to engineer an Iraqi government allied to the US and not dominated by Shia parties, claims an article in The New Yorker today. Seymour Hersh, the American investigative journalist, said the White House secretly tried to influence the…