Tuesday, 5 April 2011

My letter in the TELEGRAPH:

Libya is no Iraq

 

SIR – I am disappointed that so few British people are backing Britain’s stance on Libya.

The Iraq attack has clearly cast a long and terrible shadow over the world in general and our foreign policy in particular. What a pity that so many people seem to be unable to take seriously the thought that maybe the UN intervention in Libya is on balance a good thing, because before their eyes is always the image of the quagmire, the illegality and the lies of Iraq.

Libya is utterly different from Iraq. It is a legal exemplification of the “responsibility to protect”, begun in response to an authentic uprising; whereas Iraq was an illegal war of aggression.

Dr Rupert Read
Philosophy Department
University of East Anglia, Norwich

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/8424928/Postal-shots-about-the-AV-referendum-that-appear-misleading-to-voters.html

 

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Libya is no Iraq

 

SIR – I am disappointed that so few British people are backing Britain’s stance on Libya.

The Iraq attack has clearly cast a long and terrible shadow over the world in general and our foreign policy in particular. What a pity that so many people seem to be unable to take seriously the thought that maybe the UN intervention in Libya is on balance a good thing, because before their eyes is always the image of the quagmire, the illegality and the lies of Iraq.

Libya is utterly different from Iraq. It is a legal exemplification of the “responsibility to protect”, begun in response to an authentic uprising; whereas Iraq was an illegal war of aggression.

Dr Rupert Read
Philosophy Department
University of East Anglia, Norwich

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/8424928/Postal-shots-about-the-AV-referendum-that-appear-misleading-to-voters.html

 

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