Monday April 6, 2020

The legacy of a war based on deception

George Bush and Tony Blair sent their troops into Iraq ten years ago. The outcome of that wholly misconceived and misrepresented adventure is a global jihadist war, writes Tom McGurk.

24th March, 2013
An estimated 100,000 Iraqis died and another million fled their homes.

Ten years ago last Tuesday, the combined military forces of a number of western nations rolled across the Kuwait border and into Iraq. The size of the invading force was enormous, with the United States supplying 148,000 troops, Britain 45,000, Australia 2,000, and Poland 194. A total of 36 other countries were also involved in its aftermath. Operation Iraqi Freedom, as the mission was called, left little confusion as to who ran the western world...

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