I missed this one last weekend. The BBC interviewed “experts” to argue the case over war in Iraq retrospectively. The interviews are available on video, but in each case I have linked to the transcripts.
In the pro corner: Ann Clywd, left-wing Labour MP and human rights campaigner; Wyn Bowen, lecturer at King’s College London and former UN weapons inspector. In the anti corner: Bianca Jagger, former consort of 60s rocker Mick.
According to Bianca, life is no better now for the Iraqis than under Saddam, the only things the Americans sought to protect in their prosecution of the war were the Oil Ministry and the oil fields and George Bush Snr.—unlike his son—“genuinely tried” to bring peace to the Middle East.
She may have a point about Nicaragua, though.