Unpacking the Imperium: The Washington Post reveals all By William Bowles

29 June 2005

“No doubt from the British point of view Iraq has been a strategic blunder – not just a mistake, but a mistake that we’re still paying for,” said Clarke, of King’s College. “Still, while no one in government would ever say it, the rationale from the British point of view is that our strategic relationship with the U.S. is more important than any single campaign we fight on its behalf. The basic calculation was: Right or wrong, it is in our interest to stand with the United States.”
Michael Clarke, director of the International Policy Institute at King’s College, London.

Ah the injustice of it all, is it any wonder that people feel compelled to sacrifice their own lives when up against such imperial power as that wielded by the US?

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