posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:54 PM
Personally, I would say Britain's relationship with America transcends politics, as much as it can anyway. Whether the Tories, Labour or the Lib
Dems were in power, I believe we would have stood shoulder to shoulder fighting terrorism, liberating Afghanistan, Iraq.
Most people would agree that Saddam needed to go, it should have been done a long time ago. What I don't agree with is that it would seem there were
hidden agendas to invading Iraq, not so much about oil (although it was important for America to secure some sources, thats understandable), more the
ideology(spreading democracy/capitalism through the middle east).
Great in theory, unfortunately I dont think its been successful, Iraqis have seen their army disbanded, public companies closed down, complete
disorder. I wish the cleaning up had been handled better, I wish Tony Blair had been more vocal and at least look like he was doing something about
Alas, we have a special relationship, and America are the big guys, I cant blame Tony as there really was no alternative in my opinion.
*This is my 1st post! I have been reading the ats forums for well over a year now, have tried to register before but did not have an acceptable email.
With the recent addition of the uk politics forum, I finally pulled my finger out (although im interested in other parts of the site). I have no
agenda, nor any real alliances with any particular party, but I do like talking about politics and want to contribute to the discussions
here(hopefully in a positive way) especially with the elections on the horizon! Hopefully it wont be as crazy as America's, hehe. Sorry for going
OT, hello to you all.