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“The ‘mother of all sell-outs'”

2009

Andy Rowell on the Oil Change blog

Way back in November 2002, as the build up to the war in Iraq gathered pace, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared on the Arabic Service of Monte Carlo radio, in an address targeted at the Iraqi people. “The idea that this is about oil for us is absurd,” he said.

Step forward seven years later, and the British have now all but left Iraq with some troops left behind – guarding the oil industry – what else.

This week, Gordon Brown, Blair’s successor has been forced into a U-turn within days of announcing a public inquiry into the reasons behind going to war as to whether the inquiry will be held in public or not.

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