Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Iraq War- honesty is overdue

I found it tough to write this article on LabourList about the Iraq War and historical honesty. Tony Blair is a politician I have an enormous amount of respect for but I just can't bring myself to accept his arguments in favour of the Iraq War as articulated on the @katiecouric show last week. Rather we must heed the warnings of Reinhold Niebuhr and exercise restraint. All great powers veer towards hubris. Acknowledging this is the first step to realising where we have the power to change things for the better and where we do not. An honest reappraisal of the Iraq War- through the open Public Inquiry- is the best means of advancing that process.

The article is below:

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