By Sonia Chopra in India Daily:
May 19, 2007
In Basra there is no law and order.
The British forces are getting ready to withdraw. …
When Mr. Blair was in the green zone in Baghdad, mortar shells from the Iraqi insurgents were creating havoc. …
It is a shame for Mr. Blair and the UK because fundamentally they do not represent the ugly side of racism and colonialism.
But no one knows why both went along with the Americans.
Al-Queda operatives in Iraq are not welcome. Iraqis do not like them.
Sunni insurgency has survived. Still in inner quarters of Sunni Iraq, Saddam is respected.
He was the butcher of Baghdad. He deserves no respect in the world.
Changing regimes because an American President and his family do not like a leader in the Middle East – well history will only judge the outcome.
But one thing is for certain; the image of America from the Second World War has been tarnished permanently.
Juan Cole on this: here.
Torture by British soldiers in Iraq: here.