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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Our wars have damaged the people of the Middle East

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In response to Paul T Horgan: Blair was right to invade Iraq, Gargrave wrote:

So, the people of Iraq and the entire Middle East are better off now than under Saddam? I think not. Perhaps Cameron’s intervention in Libya made life better there, too? I think not.

I opposed the invasion of Iraq on the simple basis that it was a pointless war with no plan for the post-conflict period. It achieved nothing but chaos and the rise of ISIS (or whatever they’re called this week).

Blair took us to war ill-equipped and on the basis of a lie. He even had to bribe his own backbenchers with the fox hunting ban to get them to support him. This, remember, after he had surrendered to the IRA.

I’m as far from the “usual suspects” as it is possible to get. Sorry, but any military action that does not either have full international support, or is in our immediate national interest, is a waste of blood and treasure.

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