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http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=24&art_id=qw1059645960883B216&set_id =1 Iraq war failed to make UK safer - report July 31 2003 at 12:06PM The war in Iraq failed to reduce security threats against Britain and may have harmed efforts to tackle the al Qaeda terror network, a parliamentary committee said Thursday. "The war in Iraq might in fact have impeded the war against al Qaeda," the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said. "Our witnesses were concerned that it might have enhanced the appeal of al Qaeda to Muslims living in the Gulf region and elsewhere." In its report, Foreign Policy Aspects Of The War Against Terrorism," the committee noted government concerns about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among other security threats to Britain. "We cannot conclude that these threats have diminished significantly, in spite of 'regime change' in Iraq and progress in capturing some of the leaders of al Qaeda," the report said. On the Internet: Foreign Affairs Committee report: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmfaff/405/405.pd f Sapa-AP _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk