Military intervention, economic sanctions and arms sales have fuelled problems in the Middle East, not solved them.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a violent crackdown in Egypt while the British government continues arms sales.
For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces.
Despite his own role in Afghanistan and Iraq, General Sir David Richards does not allow catastrophic failure to get in the way of calling for yet more war
Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.