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Thursday, March 18, 2004

One year on from the start of the Iraq war

One year ago, on March 18, 2003, 412 MPs voted for military action in Iraq and 149 voted against.

One year ago today, 18 months after 9/11, Saddam Hussein hunkered down in defiance of years of UN resolutions. He gambled that the USA and its European allies: Britain, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Poland and most of the other eastern European countries, were bluffing. Who wants him back in power now?

The Fabian Society scheduled March 18, 2004 as the date for publishing a paper, written by Clive Soley MP, on failing states and dictators. Clive has published the whole paper on his weblog. It's the first time that a Fabian Society paper has appeared on a weblog.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 3/18/2004
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