Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The debate in Britain on whether it needs an inquiry into the Iraq War is quite reminiscent of the controversy surrounding the ignominous failure of the 1941-1942 Malayan Campaign. As WWII ended and the Cold War began, it was quickly and quietly swept under the carpet without any official inquiry conducted until Peter Elphick reopened the case with the publication of Singapore - The Pregnable Fortress and Odd Man Out - The Story of the Singapore Traitor in the 1990s.


Blogger Monsterball said...

In my opinion, it is too soon after the event for an honest inquiry into the Iraq fiasco. There is too much emotion, political point scoring and entrenched interests involved currently.
Even with World War II, after more than 50 years, it is still sometimes difficult to get to the truth of some events, as there are still parties with self-interests to protect.

Look at our own rigid mindsets on the Emergency, Merdeka and May 13.

3:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, there should at least be an inquiry in the US and Britain as to why both governments were willing to resort to lies and propaganda. Fear-mongering always works.

4:36 AM  

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