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Opinion: Deceptive Leaders

Opinion: Deceptive Leaders

In the west disgrace afflicts those who deceive their own people, not those who are defeated. The Chilcot report on the Iraq war does not condemn Tony Blair because he lost the war, but rather because he, along with George W. Bush, was involved in one of the worst...
In Defense of Tony Blair

In Defense of Tony Blair

In the past few days the bulk of the British media and a good part of the political-intellectual elite have been indulging in a new favorite sport: lynching Tony Blair. Headlines and streamers in newspapers from all parts of the political spectrum have used such words...
Outcry in Britain over delayed Iraq war report

Outcry in Britain over delayed Iraq war report

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The delay of a long-awaited official report on the British government’s decision to join the US-led war with Iraq in 2003 sparked outcry among legislators and political activists on Wednesday. In a letter addressed to the British Prime Minister...