Former minister Joan Ruddock said in a BBC radio interview there is “despair” in Labour ranks. “I have not met any member of the party who agrees with our strategy,” she said. Wars tend to develop their own momentum. The people who went to war in 1914 expected to be home for Christmas, but that conflict was to have repercussions that were to last for the rest of the century.
The British and US military are now admitting that civil war is likely in Iraq. They went to war in Afghanistan, but before they finished it, they went into Iraq, and now, before it’s over, they are courting another war by their blind support of Israel. Nobody should underestimate the stupidity of George W Bush, or anyone naive enough to follow him blindly.