Unintended consequences and the warfare state

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July 11, 2016
by Mel Gurtov  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"'The danger is, as ever with these things, unintended consequences.' So wrote Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W. Bush in 2002, as Bush prepared to invade Iraq. Blair's unstinting support of US policy, notwithstanding numerous unknowns and acknowledged large-scale obstacles, is more than a case of over-optimism or misplaced friendship. For as the Chilcot Commission has just concluded after a seven-year long investigation of British policy, bad judgment was multiplied by hubris, a deeply flawed decision-making process, and an unquestioned faith in the ability of military power to resolve political and economic problems." (07/11/16)


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