Sunday, August 10, 2014

Miliband: "Iraq War Contributed to Current Crisis"

With the American lead and Propaganda, cheering on from some 70%plus support and the Media following the Conservative Politicians Beating the Drums Louder and Louder, in Abandoning so Quickly the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11 brought about the also quick growth and spread of the many, now, al Qaeda style criminal terrorism groups that attack any and all who don't follow their extremist views and wants!!

David Miliband: the Iraq war and its aftermath contributed to current crisis
Former foreign secretary accepts responsibility for leaving many people in the UK unwilling to support other military interventions

9 August 2014 - The 2003 invasion of Iraq contributed to the country's current disintegration and mounting crisis at the hands of Islamist militants, David Miliband has conceded, as he expressed fresh regret over Britain's involvement in the war.

As US president Barack Obama authorised potential US air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, who have seized control of swaths of the country, the former foreign secretary said that the outcome of the war in Iraq "induces a high degree of humility".

"It's clearly the case that the invasion of Iraq, or more importantly what happened afterwards, is a significant factor in understanding the current situation in the country," said Miliband, during a wide-ranging interview with the Observer in New York.


Asked whether the chaos that it had unleashed made him regret supporting the war as a minister in Blair's government, Miliband said: "I regret it because I made a decision on the basis of upholding the norms of respect to weapons of mass destruction, and there were none."


"You have to, you have to take responsibility," said Miliband. He added: "You can't press the rewind button."


Miliband went on to say that the full extent of the CIA's use of British territory for the rendition of terrorism suspects should be made public, as he acknowledged for the first time the possibility that the US had misled ministers about the programme. read more>>>

Of course Tony Blair disagrees as would the Bush and especially the Cheney and at least one of his offspring!!

This: "that attack any and all who don't follow their extremist views and wants!!" describes the political atmosphere within America, only still using words and symbols so far, and led by the same who readily rubber stamped the policies that told the continuation of what was to follow and has!

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *

24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

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