Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Evidence of Witness 69: Blair has shown himself more a fool than a liar - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

In trying to prove him mendacious, critics of Mr Blair underplay his incompetence. His very fluency as a propagandist militated against long-term military success. He conflates the invasion of Iraq with the long-term occupation of Iraq as if both were seen as acts of liberation by ordinary Iraqis. The US and Britain might just have got away with overthrowing Saddam Hussein, whom most Iraqis wanted to see the back of, but a long-term imperial occupation was never going to succeed because it had too many enemies inside and outside the country.
The Evidence of Witness 69: Blair has shown himself more a fool than a liar - UK Politics, UK - The Independent
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