Friday, February 27, 2004
Not Very Surprising
So it's become pretty clear that the charges against Katherine Gun were dropped to keep hidden the extent to which the Iraq invsion was viewed as illegal thoughout Whitehall*. This really shouldn't be too surprising to anyone who has been paying attention; after all, Richard Perle admitted that the war violated international law, saying:
I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing. International law ... would have required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone.*
Perle's statement was a much bigger deal internationally than it was in the States. In fact, it wasn't even reported here.