Monday, July 07, 2003

Only dopes get duped

The debate on both sides of the Atlantic over whether we were conned into war is a "shameless exercise in blame-shifting," writes Brendan O'Neill.

The question over how the US and British were drawn into war "has been reduced to an evidence-based affair," he contends, "where the only question is over which facts are true, which aren't, and who made up what. This is politics with the politics taken out - where principle and judgement have been replaced by technical squabbles, and where no one is prepared to take responsibility for what is going on in Iraq."