Sir Jeremy Seeks Absolution

The Downing Street Memo might be receiving some serious backup shortly.
Sir Jeremy Greenstock was the U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations at the time the war in Iraq was launched in 2003. After the fall of Baghdad, he was Tony Blair’s envoy in Iraq during the days of Proconsul Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority. [...]

Commentary By: Richard Blair

The Downing Street Memo might be receiving some serious backup shortly.

Sir Jeremy Greenstock was the U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations at the time the war in Iraq was launched in 2003. After the fall of Baghdad, he was Tony Blair’s envoy in Iraq during the days of Proconsul Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority. And he has written what is apparently a scathing book on the subject.

In a story published in the Sunday Observer, Greenstock is quoted as saying:

  • The American decision to go to war was “politically illegitimate”
  • UN negotiations “never rose over the level of awkward diversion for the US administration”
  • The opportunities of the post-conflict period were “dissipated in poor policy analysis and narrow-minded execution”


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