UK PM: U.S. caused all the trouble in Iraq

According to The Times, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, said Friday that the United States is to blame for most of the problems that have occurred due to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March of 2003.

Although he says that U.S. has caused the problems, he still believes that the war/conflict that has ensued was for the right reasons.

During the invasion of Iraq, Brown held the title of Chancellor.  In this role, he attended some of the same security briefings as Prime Minister Tony Blair, but was not in some of the meetings leading up to the multi-national military effort.

A lot of public opinion in the United States has turned against the conflict in Iraq, but it is nothing compared to the public opinion of the war in the United Kingdom.  People there have protested it from the beginning.  They have said that even if the United States thinks they have a right to be there because of the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, the U.K. has no right to be there at all.

This begs the question–should we be in Iraq?  A lot of public opinion has turned against it, but yet, we are still there.  And the Iraqi government has asked for an extension of our presence in Iraq, which, in my opinion, should not happen.  Iraq was the U.S.’s last chance at saving the Middle East from themselves.

  1. Hm hm.. that’s very interessting but frankly i have a hard time visualizing it… wonder what others have to say..

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