by Ray Fleming

T HIS weekend is the tenth anniversary of the “march of a million” in London against an Anglo-American attack on Iraq and of a 30 million demonstration in 60 countries; in New York placards with the message “The World Says No to War” were carried outside the UN. All to no avail.

George W Bush and his side-kick Tony Blair were determined to invade Iraq despite all the advice and evidence available to them that there were no weapons of mass destruction.

Where will Tony Blair be today to mark the occasion?
Perhaps this is at last his opportunity to say “I was wrong. I'm sorry” but I doubt it. More likely he is in Kazakhstan earning the annual 13 million dollars he is reputed to be paid for advising that country's dictator.

What about Bush's promise that Iraq would become “a beacon of democracy” in the Middle East but is in fact slowly reverting to dictatorship?
The World Press Freedom Index places it at 150th of 179 countries.
The count of innocent civilians who were killed has been settled at “between 170 and 223 thousand”.
In Britain the draft report of the Chilcot inquiry into the origins of the war is said to be one million words long but there is still no date for publication.

Does it matter? We already know enough about what happened and who was responsible .