Wednesday, March 19
Diplomatic blunders led to war
William Pfaff, IHT, March 20, 2003
PARIS And so we go to war, the United States, Britain, and Australia - alone. George W. Bush and Tony Blair see this as a Churchillian moment: Alone? So be it!
If their troops are received in Basra by surrendering Iraqi soldiers, and by Iraqi civilians cheering their liberators, they say all the rest will be forgotten. We shall soon know.
We can certainly expect the war to be run with more professionalism than the diplomacy that has led up to the war. This in the past two weeks has recalled Freedonia going to war in "Duck Soup," except that the Marx Brothers meant to be funny. [...]