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CAABU letter published in The Independent, 7th September 2006

Britain undermined in Arab eyes

Sir: Patrick Cockburn mounts a savage indictment of British Middle East policy 

5 September 2006

British interests have now become specific targets for Islamist
militants. The immoral, incompetent and ill-judged hotchpotch of
Blairite positions has seriously undermined British interests in the
Arab world, embarrassed our friends and boosted our enemies. The British Prime Minister is no longer trusted, and increasingly is viewed with the same open hatred and contempt as George Bush. He is frequently seen as responsible for the destruction of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, for the loss of lives of hundreds of thousands of Arabs and Muslims, and for fuelling the extremism that is blighting so many Middle Eastern states.

It is difficult to see where Blair has advanced British interests in the
region at any level.

CHRIS DOYLE

DIRECTOR, COUNCIL FOR ARAB-BRITISH UNDERSTANDING LONDON EC4

http://comment.independent.co.uk/letters/article1369581.ece

http://www.caabu.org/index.asp?homepage=press&article=caabu_letters&deta
il=indie_blair_middle_east

 
 

 
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