Perhaps it would be courageous for the U.S. and the UK to take the initiative and acknowledge the repercussions of their floundering policies, both on their own countries as well as on the Iraqi people and Arab world. However, it is not enough to merely acknowledge these mistakes. While an apology from senior officials in the U.S. and UK would not change the situation on the ground, it could be seen as an expression of their commitment to shoulder their historic responsibility. Neither country can wash their hands of the consequences of their failure to draw up realistic and practical plans for post-Saddam Iraq. Both the U.S. and UK are inexorably involved in this; the U.S. led the coalition and the UK was Washington’s strongest ally in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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