I promised I wouldnt make predictions about the start of the war, so perhaps I can make one about the end of it. When its over and the dust has settled, the United States will stand supreme in the world, powerful but hated, its boot on the throat of Iraq. The international frameworks built over the last 50 years, including the United Nations, will lie in ruins or will be about to collapse. Resentful young men, hearts full of fear, hate and Allah will find refuge and a raison detre as explosive martyrs. The world will be less safe for everyone. And thousands of people soldiers, civilians, innocent or not will be dead. And for no good reason at all.
Christopher Allbritton is a independent journalist t blog-busking (I made up that word!) his way to the war. Independents are needed as there is censorship from the front by the other media. Let’s see how he goes.