“When you abuse your people and threaten your neighbours you must pay the price"
This pearl of wisdom was uttered by President Bill Clinton after the US had fired 27 Cruise missiles during the first of two attacks on Iraq by US B-52 bombers in early September.
You don't need to be an expert in international affairs to realise how pathetic and hypocritical his statement is.
Clintonwas attempting to justify the US attack on Iraq because Saddam Hussein had ordered his troops into Kurdish-held northern Iraq. He seemed totally unaware that Turkey, a NATO ally has been bombing the Kurds in northern Turkey on a regular basis for years - Kurds, like those in Irbil, attacked by Saddam, who demand autonomy - and from the same air base used by the US to attack the Iraqi army.