Iraqi elections

Niall Stanage claims that the success of the Iraqi elections on January 30 prove that the American-British invasion of Iraq was justified.

12th February, 2005

Niall Stanage claims that the success of the Iraqi elections on January 30 prove that the American-British invasion of Iraq was justified. It proves nothing of the kind.

He seems apparently unaware that the real power behind these elections was not George W Bush, but Ayatollah Sistani. Indeed, President Bush would have been happy to postpone the elections for a good deal longer if he could have got away with it.

On the other hand, the...

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