Fifth AnniversaryThe reason the posts in Baghdadskies petered out in 2006 was a comprehensive disgust at the mess the Americans had created in Iraq and the feeling that nothing I could say would be anything more than repetitions of this feeling.
But here a selection of posts in Slate on the theme of Why Did I get Iraq wrong? to coincide with the 5th. anniversary of the invasion on March 2003, starting with Kanan Makiya.
I felt, desperately hoped, the invasion might produce a good result for the Iraqi people, even though I knew the reasons Bush and Blair gave for invading were lies.
In recent months Blair (my former prime Minister) has not publicly admitted he cocked it up. Perhaps when he has retired he will do so.