November 27, 2009

MISUNDERSTANDING LEGITIMACY:

Iraq invasion of questionable legitimacy, says British diplomat (James Meikle, 11/27/09, guardian.co.uk)

The invasion of Iraq was legal but of "questionable legitimacy" because the US and UK had failed to persuade other countries of the need for war, the then UK ambassador to the UN told the Chilcot inquiry today.

The idea that you need approval from dictatorships to enforce UN mandates and liberate an oppressed people is deeply silly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2009 7:57 AM
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