So, Lord Bingham has given his legal view of the Iraq war: that the invasion was a serious breach of international law.

Is there anyone who hasn’t made up their mind about this already? I doubt it. Of course, Lord Bingham has had to wait until his retirement to make his view public, so can’t be blamed for saying this five years after the event. But I doubt his view has much impact now. All this was pre-Head of Legal, so I don’t think I’ve expressed a view on it; all I’ll say now is that I’m more sympathetic to the government’s legal advice than Lord Bingham is. I think the “revival” argument has something to it.

Saying anything at all in defence of the invasion of Iraq makes you feel as though you’ve done something very impolite.

2008-11-18T12:40:00+00:00Tags: , , , |