iraqinquiryTassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 10 July 2016

History is often encapsulated in a few memorable words uttered by leaders confident they have the world by the horns. The disastrous Iraq war has now gained its own memorable words: “Act now, explain later.” The confident talker of these words was Tony Blair, the British prime minister who had struck a “special relationship” with US President George W. Bush. With a 12-volume special report on how the UK slid into war in Mesopotamia now published, Mr. Blair’s callous advice to his American colleague has claimed its permanent place in history...Read more

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