Iraq is "inspiring a worldwide insurgency"
Richard Neville writes:
"When a victim of the London bombers, Louise Barry, was visited in hospital by [Australian Prime Minister] John Howard, she braved the TV crews and her alarming neck brace to suggest her assailants had been motivated by our invasion of Iraq. Taken aback, the PM looked shifty and disagreed. Yet the British newspaper, The Independent, now reveals new research into how the bloodbath in Iraq is 'inspiring a worldwide insurgency'. The paper’s correspondent, Patrick Cockburn, a seasoned visitor to Iraq, quotes an Israeli study of 154 foreign fighters which found that almost all had been radicalised by Iraq alone. Another study of 300 Saudi fighters found that 'very few had any previous contact with al-Qa'ida or any other terrorist organisation previous to 2003'."
Source: Richard Neville's blog
Must read: Richard's photo poem on Iraq.