April 3, 2013

Blind U.S. Allies of Mass Destruction

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald


George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard collaborated in a war built on a lie. The evidence of lessons learnt is scant.

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TAGGED: Iraq, United States, John Howard, George W. Bush, UK, Tony Blair, Australia


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