March 20, 2023
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Six weeks into the invasion, on May 1, President Bush declared “mission accomplished”. Two decades later few would agree with him.
The following is a key paragraph from “The Modern History of Iraq” by Phebe Marr published a decade ago:
Okumaya devam et →
July 11, 2016
On July 6, 2016, Sir John Chilcot, made a statement on the “Report of the Iraq Inquiry”. In less than twenty-nine minutes, he summarized the conclusions of the 2.6 million-word report with clarity, precision and eloquence. He and his colleagues are only to be respected. And, they are not the only ones. At a time when EU capitals are debating Brexit, its wisdom or the lack of it, the people of the United Kingdom have given the world a lesson on what democracy is about. Very few Western countries, if any, could launch such an in-depth inquiry into major policy decisions of international consequence, no less than starting a war, taken by an earlier government and a prime minister and come up with a report underpinned with adjectives “scathing”, “devastating”, and “damning”. Okumaya devam et →