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The thoughts of Michael Cadwallader. Coffee loving, history book reading, Cheshire man.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Reading Taki's excellent column in the Spectator a week or two ago, I was struck by his description of Peter Galbraith. His (Galbraith's) opinion on the current crisis in Iraq was the part which really struck a chord. He had been - like myself - in full support of the war back in 2003. He then saw "the dark light at the end of the tunnel"; again, like myself. Galbraith is quoted as saying "as of now we are far worse off than we were before 20 March 2003, and in two years time it will be worse than it is now". Depressing stuff, but it looks very much like an accurate prediction of the future of Iraq. The next quote is quite staggering, "three months before the start of the war, President Bush did not know the difference between Shiites and Sunnis".

The current situation of ethnic conflict, and the growing confidence and influence of Tehran are disastrous results of this war. It takes a big man to admit he was wrong, but I will now admit I shouldn't have supported the war in Iraq.


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