It appears that the number of people logging onto my blogs are increasing each day. This is disturbing news – I write my blogs for the digestion of Mid Beds – there is a strong possibility that people from outside my constituency who blog on wouldn’t have a clue what I was talking about!
However, having said that, the announcement of the verdict on Saddam yesterday I predict is the catalyst for the split of Iraq as we know it. The line in the sand has been drawn. The Sunnis, Shias and Kurds will never co-habit in one country in peace. Saddams death will galvanize Sunni opinion against the coalition forces and they will see the decision of the court as nothing less than an extension of American interference in Iraqi affairs. The decision will be seen as an act of aggression against their vision of a Sunni Iraq.
The country will split within six months. The verdict will rip Iraq apart and destabalise the Middle East like we could never have imagined. I think this is inevitable but in no way reflects my views as to whether Saddam should be sentenced or not. It is simply an inevitable consequence of this verdict.
Did I support the war? No. I could never support any act of war that would result in the destruction of innocent lives. Do I think we were right to go to war if only as an outward demonstration of our strength and to prove to aggressors that we are no easy target to be bombed and terrorized? Yes, a conundrum.
The problem of course lies between the political will and ambition and the military execution of political aims and objectives, oh and of course, the failure to secure a second UN resolution.
So, who said women were contrary!