Thursday, July 7, 2016
How Blair Sold The War And How It Led To ISIS
This article, by a British diplomat who was involved in the Iraq crisis, describes the misinformation that was used to sell the war to Parliament and to the British public. Hundreds of thousands of citizens were killed in the war and its aftermath. The decision by Bush to pursue regime change in Iraq was sold as a response to 9/11 and as critical element in his war on terror. Instead of reducing terror, the decision to invade Iraq helped to produce ISIS and many years of terror in the Mid-East and elsewhere. This was not an unanticipated result. Many who were involved in the process argued that the invasion would inspire terrorists. They were ignored.
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