A US President and his inner cadre manufacture an illegal invasion of Iraq. They make breathtaking promises that a new, democratic Iraq will emerge from the ruins of war, and terrorism will diminish.
Two and a half years on, between 100,000 and 250,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed as a direct result of the invasion; many due the illegal use of chemical weapons and torture. The neo-colonial occupation of Iraq has proved to be a clarion call to disaffected Arab youth to swell the ranks of terrorist organisations. The blatant lies peddled in Washington and London in the run-up to the war are now unravelling with alacrity. Blair has been forced to declare his resignation in the forseeable future, Bush rails from each damaging revelation like a punch-drunk boxer on the ropes.
What future is there for this world of ours, when powerful countries like the US and UK are run by fools ?