Tim Blair


New Criterion



Monday, April 07, 2003
Baghdad will fall within days. Saddam will be killed, the Iraqi armyrouted, and the Ba’ath Party relegated to the garbage bin of history. Democracy will bloom, and peace and tranquility will descend on Iraq, and then the entire Middle East. Muslim radicals will transform en masse into social democrats. There will be no more war or terrorism, and everyone will live happily ever after. Even the mothers of children whose limbs have been blown off by allied cluster bombs will, in the words of the British Defence Secretary, "one day" thank Britain for their use. So goes the chimerical script plotted by the Bush administration and their coterie of neo-conservative advisors.

No, those aren't the words of 4 Corners either.

But they are running on Auntie's website.