With no hint of regret or apology, former Prime Minister John Howard has defended his decision to join the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

In John Howard: Lazarus Rising (2010), Howard argues that the US Administration believed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction that he could supply to terrorists. In other words, the decision was based on fear and supposition of what Saddam might do.

Howard writes that he relied heavily on intelligence reports that Iraq had such weapons, pillories opponents of the war and completely ignores the restraints of the just war principles.

Click HERE for the full review by Bruce Duncan in Eureka Street (20 December 2010).

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