What was all that about?

“The United Kingdom’s occupation of Iraq proved so unpopular at home that London had to declare success and head for the exit. The British pulled out early, and chaos followed in their wake.”

Not Iraq 17 December 2008 but a verdict on the end of the British mandate in 1932. There must be a fair chance that history will repeat itself. The contemporary press verdict on the whole affair is mixed, reflecting the confusion and deep doubt over what it was all about. I doubt if demands for an inquiry will bear fruit this side of the general election… and then…. who knows?


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