Daily Archives: June 5, 2011

Jim Pickard

When the western coalition invaded Iraq the problem was not the initial military campaign; Saddam Hussein was toppled in just days. It was instead the lack of adequate planning for the post-invasion scenario, with insufficient thought given to how the country would be run after the invasion.

Most news channels are focusing this morning on William Hague’s comments (on the Andrew Marr Show) that Gaddafi’s time is running out. (Some defecting officers, never the most reliable of sources, also told a Sunday newspaper that the regime is crumbling). Read more

Jim Pickard

What to make of the Observer front page, highlighting a letter from 52 economists to the newspaper warning about the need for George Osborne to draw up a plan ?

The letter suggests: Read more