In my post “Iraq War—A Dutch Connection?”, I mentioned how some in The Netherlands are criticizing the Dutch government for not coming clean on what it knew—or didn’t know—before the invasion of Iraq.
This morning, de Volkskrant is reporting that Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende continues to refuse to admit that the Dutch government made misjudgments, similar to the U.S., on the threat that Iraq posed at the time.
According to the NRC Handelsblad, the Prime Minister “has refused to echo US president George Bush who said last week that he ‘regretted’ the fact that incorrect information was published in 2003 about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”
Read more in “Balkenende remains silent after Bush Iraq comments.”
The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.