Our leaders are hooked on the narcotic of glory. That’s why we rush to war | Simon Jenkins

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Like Blair’s folly in Iraq, Cameron’s Libyan adventure was driven by a reckless craving for personal ‘victory’. National security had nothing to do with it

Going to war is too easy, far too easy. That is the one clear message from the Commons report on David Cameron’s 2011 war on Libya. It presents that venture as an ill-conceived vanity project, to dust the ingenu prime minister with some “Arab spring” glory. In reality it brought untold misery to a country to which Cameron promised peace and democracy.

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