The real lesson of Iraq: Nothing was learned, no good was done

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July 7, 2016
by Patrick Cockburn  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Denunciations of Tony Blair as the evil architect of Britain's involvement in the Iraq War often dominate discussions of what happened there and many will look to the Chilcot inquiry to provide further evidence of his guilt. But the demonisation of Mr Blair is excessive and simple-minded and diverts attention from what really happened in Iraq and how such mistakes can be avoided in future. He may have unwisely followed the US into the quagmire of Iraq, but British government policy since 1941 has been to position itself as America's most loyal and effective ally in peace and war." (07/07/16)  

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