It would seem from the recent election results in America and even from some of the statements made by some British politicians that policy in Iraq is about to change.
I watched Question Time last night and had a good chuckle at Geoff Hoon getting a pasting but I was interested in his response. He said something along the lines of ‘We are where we are. We know we need to move forward but no-one is contributing ideas as to how we can do that.’
He’s right. It’s easy to scoff and to say that the war in Iraq has been a disaster from beginning to now. It should never have happened. Malcolm Rifkind was quick to blame the war on Tony Blair but I have to say that what struck me as the blame was being laid squarely at the front door of No 10 Downing Street was that Parliament had a debate on whether or not to invade Iraq and they voted by a clear majority to do so. I for one think the blame needs spreading around a little. every MP who voted in favour should get a little of that blame to share and if Tony Blair needs to resign because of the war then shouldn’t they all go too?
And what about the way forward? Iraq is a mess. How will it get fixed? I haven’t heard anyone answer that question yet?