THE WAR against Iraq was always about achieving the goals of the "neo-conservative" thugs behind the Project for the New American Century. They believed that conquering Iraq would help US capitalism dominate the world for the foreseeable future.
This domination was to be guaranteed by a massive display of destructive power aimed at giving them control of a vital source of oil.
Blair went along with this so as to get a small place in the US sun for British big business.
But it all depended on being able to triumph quickly with the minimal number of troops, leaving the US free to throw its weight around in other places.
A central part of US strategy is to be able to fight two or m
22 November 2003