Lots of references to 9/11 in the media today, the third anniversary of the most audacious terrorist atrocity in history. Thousands of people lost their lives on that day of course, but what’s too often overlooked is that many thousands more innocent lives have since been destroyed in the cynical foreign adventures for which 9/11 provided an excuse, and which our own government has so shamefully aided and abetted.
Unlike the victims in New York and Washington, the coalition’s innocent victims in the Middle East have no remembrance ceremonies, no special day – so I spare a thought for them today, as well as for the victims of 9/11.
The terrorist leaders must have taken an opportunity today to look back over the last three years with a measure of satisfaction. So far, regrettably, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have played into their hands beautifully.