David Miliband’s speech today at the Labour party conference is perhaps the biggest indication that not only has the Labour party indeed learned from the fiasco that was the invasion of Iraq, but they need a different strategy for the future. Tying yourself down with idiotic American presidents who know little about foreign affairs is apparently not the best way forward.
He said a decade of “good intentions” and trying to extend western values of freedom and democracy to other countries had led many in the Muslim world to believe “we’re seeking not to empower them but to dominate them.”
“The lesson is that it’s not good enough to have good intentions,” he said.
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