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Old 24th Mar 2019, 13:31
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Originally Posted by Stan Woolley View Post

And the Iraq war?
They ignored the people and went ahead anyway!
Genuine question - at the time that UK committed to joining the "Alliance of the Righteous" (or whatever it was called) what was the feeling on the street? Antipathy or apathy?

In Oz I think it was probably just one of apathy. We are so accustomed to our government(s) blindly supporting the U.S. that we just see it as normal, no matter what the case or argument.
I think that for the commitment to Iraq the sentiment has probably changed. You seldom hear any strong opinions one way or the other.
I suspect that most people are a tad embarrassed at having been duped, once again.
Doesn't mean it won't happen again, exactly the same, next time.

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