Impunity 2, Insurgency 1, Iraq 0

“Failures do not come any more abject than Iraq, nor catastrophes any more pure.” Continue reading Impunity 2, Insurgency 1, Iraq 0

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The old lie – “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”

Visiting New Haven, Connecticut, home of prestigious Yale University, I stumbled upon a plea to count the real cost of war in lives lost and families maimed. President Barack Obama needs all the help he can get to give credibility to the dream of peace. Continue reading The old lie – “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”

Moral decency and crimes against humanity

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that politicians publish their memoirs in order to justify their sins. Sometimes they regret having been misled by others. Occasionally they admit to error. But, for the most heinous acts, they never, ever apologise . Continue reading Moral decency and crimes against humanity