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Between Iraq and a Hard Place
The comedy trio Bremner Bird and Fortune bring their viewpoint on the Iraqi crisis in their own unique way
We're about to invade Iraq. Again. We invaded in 1917… and 1941… and 1991. This time though, we're dealing with Saddam Hussein.
But then, we've been dealing with Saddam for years. Why now? The Americans see the chance to bring traditional Western values to the Middle East (aka the guys with the diapers on their heads): democracy (from the people who brought you George W Bush); freedom (from the people who brought you Guantanamo Bay) and economic prosperity (from the people who bought you Enron).
Starring George W Bush, Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and a cast of… well, Rory Bremner, flanked by John Bird and John Fortune as Foreign Office mandarins, convinced that this time they have got it right, and that above all the one thing this is not about is oil…
Between Iraq and a Hard Place transmitted on 5 Jan 2003