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The Fault Line
Bush, Blair and Iraq
On September 11th 2001, as he faced incalculable losses after the terrorist attacks that day, President George W Bush made a call to his greatest international ally: British Prime Minister Tony Blair. 18 months later, Bush and Blair led a coalition into a war that went horribly wrong. David Dimbleby, one of the BBC’s best known news hosts and reporters, takes us back to those crucial 18 months. Talking to prime ministers, politicians, spies and weapons inspectors he asks how and why we came to invade Iraq. And as we experience an era of lies and mistrust - did the events of 17 years ago set...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 433 ratings
Bush and Blair were desperate for intelligence sources from Iraq literally translates to Bush and Blair were desperate for war. As another reviewer noted, this is mostly a veteran journalist name dropping from time to time with ads in between. Doesn’t mention that the war was forced on to the...Read full review »
naskonn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/16/20
Absolutely fascinating
Really really really interesting
le swear via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 10/15/20
Great content, shame about the annoying and distracting adverts.
coming up for blair via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/20
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