Sunday 19 March 2023

Shock, Not Awe

And not even shock anymore.

20 years ago tonight. If you know, you know. And if you don't, then you damn well should.

The liars are all over the place, being reverently asked for their reflections two decades on. None of them has ever suffered professionally. Quite the reverse, in fact. 90 per cent of the British population saw through the Iraq War from the start, but none of the 60 million of us has ever been deemed capable of assuming any of those wholly discredited individuals' positions in public life.

Today is also the twelfth anniversary of the beginning of the even more catastrophic NATO intervention in Libya, so be here in eight years' time to see another example of how the British Establishment can forgive many things, but never the sin of having been right all along.


  1. There's never been a Prime Minister who opposed the Iraq War.

    1. No. Brown, May and Johnson all voted for it; Johnson even criticised Blair for ever having bothered to ask the UN. Cameron, Truss and Sunak were not yet in Parliament, and are not known to have opposed it outside.