Our leaders and elites continue to promote violence in the Middle East. Meanwhile, they pour scorn on those who oppose unjust wars
Here’s what happened in the buildup to the criminal, calamitous interventions in Iraq and Libya. “Something must be done!” cried the war party. It was those who opposed war who were placed in the dock, our contemptuous prosecutors demanding: “What is your alternative, then?” We were deemed heartless in the face of despicable atrocities, and the useful idiots and dupes of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi who – unlike many of the warmongers themselves – we had always opposed.
All over again, it is the opponents of war who are treated as the ones with the real questions to be answered