07 April 2006
Telegraph now opposes Iraq war
|You can tell that things are going wrong in Iraq when the likes of the Daily Telegraph - a paper that supported the war - publishes a leader calling for it to end:|
Three years after the original invasion, supporters of the war should assess the situation with pitiless clarity. Three years is more than enough time to have trained a new generation of police recruits and native soldiers.
The continuing insurgency can no longer be regarded as a mopping-up exercise, or a prolongation of the military campaign. The question we need to ask ourselves is whether our troops are containing a civil conflict that would be occurring anyway, or whether they are in fact exacerbating the unrest by their presence.
The leader goes on to quote from a recent opinion poll in the UK which shows that 55% of the population are now against this war.