Tuesday, July 04, 2006

On "foreign policy adventures"

"We are stuck in Afghanistan", declares Brian Whitaker in CiF. Now I'm fairly dubious about the wisdom of using British troops to try and curtail opium production but Whitaker's description of the invasion of Afghanistan as "Tony Blair's other great foreign policy adventure" is truly objectionable.

For it followed a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council and the fact that it was supported by the leaders of all the major parties in Britain means there's absolutely no reason at all to think it wouldn't have happened if Tony Blair hadn't been prime minister.

So how does it come to be Tony Blair's own personal 'foreign policy adventure' in Brian Whitaker's mind?

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