..In this article here by Steven Maclean you find some of the things I would have said- had I been articulate enough.
When Tony Blair is asked why we went into Iraq, he goes on about how the ‘perception of risk’ changed after 9/11. There is a name for when the perception of risk changes, and the risk itself doesn’t. Paranoia. And there was nothing that Iraq could have done to prevent the invasion which has devastated the country, and killed 1million of their citizens.
I have gotten to the point where I don’t have the energy to keep saying the same things any more. There are a million questions hanging over our foreign ‘policy’ in the last decade, and it is quite reassuring to know just how many people out there continue to ask them.