I’d missed this earlier. Here’s noted novelist and logistician Ian McEwan on what we should have done instead of invading Iraq.
In the far-reaching interview, Mr McEwan recounted a night in the run-up to the Iraq invasion that he spent "tossing and turning", finalising a "peace plan" that he wanted to present to the then prime minister, Tony Blair.
"My idea was that [Blair] should move all his troops out of Kuwait and move them all to Afghanistan before the Taliban resurge there.
"I thought 'I know the solution'. I can get half an hour with Tony Blair and put to him my peace plan."
In fairness, it was all a bit of a fever-dream in those weeks. But what annoys me particularly about it is that he still thinks the people who protested the damn thing were 'English eccentrics'.