Deputy Editor for the Daily Mirror in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[T]he American people...took more than five years to realise that they had been misled. From September 11, 2001 — the day on which the United States till the Republican Party’s drubbing at the 2006 mid-term elections, US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of Bushites believed that they could say anything to the people they govern and get away...
The Iraq invasion had very little to do with disarming Saddam. The war plan suited the agenda of the US capitalists, especially the oil and military supply industries, with which the Bushes and the Cheneys have much connection. It suited Israel’s strategic interest and it was appealing to the Bushite Christians — the likes of Jerry Farwell and Pat Robertson, who spread hatred against Islam."
"Oil and Turmoil Make an Imperial Mix in Iraq," Daily Mirror, July 7, 2007