‘Despite wishing to appear as America’s top ally, Britain exerted no influence whatsoever over US aims in Iraq and merely ended up being a “second class” partner with no say in planning or policymaking, according to one of the UK’s most senior diplomats.

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, a former UK ambassador to the UN, sets out his arguments in a new book titled ‘Iraq: the Cost of War’ and a lengthy interview with the Guardian.’

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