Letter: Iraq, the facts and the FCO

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IT IS sad to find that the "special relationship" between the UK and the United States goes only as far as bombing Iraq into the stone age. Clearly, the US has shown that the interests of a "minor" American multi-national with interest in bananas are a lot more important than the whole of Europe, let alone Britain.

The incompetence of the religious and political leadership of the Muslim world has a lot to answer for in not being able to exert any meaningful pressure on the US and the United Nations. But surely it is important that the UK recognise that the interests of America will always come first, and it is not sensible for this country blindly to follow US foreign policy. All that is being achieved by US/UK bombing of Iraq is the hardening of the hearts and minds of moderate Muslims throughout the world.