“Iraq was not the result of Imperial ambition or echo. In my opinion Iraq resulted from the accidental conflation of two religious maniacs, Blair and Bush, being in power at the wrong time. This was a religious war, a Crusade, and there was no territorial ambition involved. It didn’t help that Bush was a draft dodger and Blair a former pacifist and that both became middle aged swaggering bullies anxious to show their manhood, hijacking the blood and iron of younger men and women to do so.”—
Guardian comment post of the day. Respect to Haward
And of course, both backed by Atheist Boy numero uno Hitchens.