Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, February 23, 2003
NOW, which accusation shall we prefer? ask the pre-schoolers of Background Briefing today.

Will the US desert the people of Iraq too soon after the victory against Saddam, leading to a chaos of retribution, bloodletting and political strife?

Or, will the US hang around suppressing the legitimate aspirations of the Iraqi people for democracy and self-determination, maintaining a puppet administration of no legitimacy at all?

I don't think the pre-schoolers care too much. Whichever way it goes it will prove the folly of throwing Saddam out.

And then there are private military service corporations involved. Oh my God!