A couple of years ago NATO held one of its self-congratulatory summits in Wales. I suggested some agenda subjects to discuss. Time moves on, dates change, but these subjects didn’t make it to the agenda then and won’t next month either. Instead we’ll hear how NATO’s an all-round Good Thing.
- Mr Kerry one year ago was telling us that it was absolutely certain that the Syrian government was using chemical weapons and that we had to go bombing. That wasn’t true. Today he’s asking us to bomb the people he wanted us to support last year. Discuss.
- We all saw the photos this week of the militia cavorting in the US Embassy swimming pool in Tripoli. Was our intervention in Libya a good idea? Discuss.
- A month ago we learned that the Kosovo Liberation Army that we supported, indeed put into power with its own country, was a pretty nasty criminal organisation. How did this happen? Discuss.
- In conclusion, NATO interventions appear to make things worse, detract from the security of its members and are based on pretty flimsy evidence. Discuss.