As the fourth anniversary of the Iraq approaches, a new study by Mother Jones magazine has found that the number of fatal terrorist attacks has increased by over 600 percent since the U.S. invasion. We speak with the study’s co-author, Paul Cruickshank. [includes rush transcript]
As the fourth anniversary of the Iraq approaches, new concerns are being raised over the effect the war has had on global security. A new study by Mother Jones magazine has found that the number of fatal terrorist attacks has increased by over 600 percent since the U.S. invaded Iraq. The effect of the Iraq war has been felt from London to Kabul, and from Madrid to the Red Sea. The study contradicts key claims by President Bush that the Iraq war has made the world safer.
President Bush, speaking at his State of the Union last month.Paul Cruickshank is co-author of the new study, "The Iraq Effect — the War in Iraq and its Impact on the War on Terrorism." He is a research fellow at the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law.
- Paul Cruickshank. Fellow at New York University Law School’s Center on Law and Security and co-author of the new study "The Iraq Effect: The War in Iraq and its Impact on the War on Terrorism."
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