01 September 2010

Iraq A trillion-dollar catastrophe

Simon Jenkins writes in the Guardian that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the United States and the United Kingdom was and is A trillion dollar catastrophe.

Jenkins notes:

Two million remain abroad as refugees from seven years of anarchy, with another 2 million internally displaced. Ironically, almost all Iraqi Christians have had to flee.

Jenkins does not hold back.
It was a wild overreaction by a paranoid, overmilitarised American state to a single spectacular, but inconsequential, act of terrorism on 9/11. As such it illustrated how little international relations have advanced since the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Its exponents are still blinded by incident.

I could not agree more.

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