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To a hammer, every problem is a nail. Alastair Campbell tells us, in today’s Financial Times, that the main lesson we should take from the Iraq debacle is that next time we invade a minor third world country, government officials need to spin it better. Considering that Bush and Blair, back in 2003 were able to drag our countries into war, despite little genuine cause and massive popular opposition, I would have thought that spin was one of the few…

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