How did they get it so wrong? It is now clear that the British and US governments perpetrated the most monstrous fraud on their peoples when they put the case for war in Iraq. No matter how much Tony Blair twists and turns, the truth was almost the opposite of what he and George Bush stated.
In the US, the issue of Saddam's non-existent weapons has not caused the ructions it has in Britain.
After the Empire: the breakdown of the American order
Emmanuel Todd <em>Columbia, 233pp, £21</em>
Observations on the New Hampshire primary
Bush's announcement of a mission to Mars is complete bunkum. The technology to get human beings ther
The State of the Union address, the first foray of Election 2004, inevitably ended with God, who Bus
Observations on the US primaries
The quintessence of New York: a bloody, buttery, monstrous steak
Dean's move from rank outsider to front-runner has been phenomenal. But his confidence can look like
The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru
Observations on remembering 9/11
My sister gets expelled from the emergency ward because she can't pay on the spot
Forget Hutton. He will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don't want you to know: the nature and scale of the "coalition" crime in Iraq.
It is all very well to criticise decisions to ground BA planes. But imagine there was another atroci
Bushwhacked: life in George W Bush's America
Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose <em>Allison & Busby, 350pp
Only a very cruel country would make a drug addict the target of derision, even when the addict happ
Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush and the "special relationship"
Peter Riddell <em>Politico's,
The beginning of the religious festival of Advent in America coincides with the biggest and most fre
America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju
It has a democratic president, a moderate social reform programme . . . and rather a lot of oil
US graduates are eager donors to their old universities. Is this the answer to Britain's funding cri
Oil could make a tiny African country, plagued by poverty and disease, as rich as Kuwait. But a US-b
Observations on special relationships
When Greg Dyke attacked American television's cheerleading coverage of Iraq, how did he manage to keep a straight face?
To the alarm of Clintonistas, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are fighting an old-style battle for the
Jazz - Richard Cook on a young musician making his mark in Chicago
Observations on the special relationship
It all started with O J Simpson. Now, the 24-hour news channels find that accusations of celebrity c
The special relationship is outdated. Blair deserves the axe for his Iraq follies, but can escape it
Paul Bremer - currently trying to take charge in Baghdad - has a new mission: to hold the lid down o