Tag Archives: Iraq War

The Iraq War: a One-Hour Roundtable Retrospective

Podcast 34 | Week of 17.03.2013

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Why Desmond Tutu’s Indictment of Bush and Blair is Weak

Desmond Tutu on Tony Blair

IN HIS SEPTEMBER 2 Guardian editorial, “Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair,” Desmond Tutu reproduces the canonical indictments with which opponents of the Iraq war, as well as supporters, are familiar. In doing so he commits familiar errors, and it is to these I shall advert your attention, dear reader, in the hope of furthering a clear-sighted assessment.

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A Shame Indeed: The Persecution of Christians Considered

The predictable and vile business of the Christmas attack has produced a renewal of concern with worldwide persecution of Christians. An idea now tendered is that these acts are outcomes of the Iraq war. Accept at your own risk this counterfeit of history, which requires you to believe nothing like this could have occurred eight years ago. Religious persecution is an old habit of our species, a primal barbarism which establishes the enduring threat and generalized impediment to our evolution. Continue reading