Sleepwalking to War

As the coalition partners moved towards the invasion of Iraq, there was a worrying lack of genuine debate in either Westminster or Washington, and real concerns that Britain was becoming involved in a war of which it could have little control.

In this article, Richard Cannaughton examines those issues that should have been debated, looking at the moral and legal consequences of invading Iraq and the regional implications of such a move. Furthermore, he is quick to forecast the danger of any potential invasion being portrayed as an anti-Islamic crusade.

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