Thursday, March 23, 2006
Glancing nervously at the exits, our valiant British allies consider their next move
From >The Guardian's security editor, Richard Norton-Taylor
A senior British military commander in the invasion of Iraq said the other day that Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, should be tried for war crimes. He was speaking in private and, I assume, did not mean to be taken literally. But there was no mistaking the anger in his voice.
It reflected a deep fury at the decision to disband the Iraqi army after the invasion...
Is it in Britain's national interest to be so closely allied to a US that takes Britain for granted, to an administration that sets up Guantánamo Bay - where the treatment of prisoners led a high-court judge to remark that "America's idea of what is torture is not the same as ours and does not appear to coincide with that of most civilised nations"?
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