Prince Andrew: Bush Botched Iraq War

America should have left colonialism to the experts, royal says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 1:05 PM CST
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, marches with members of the Royal Nay's Fleet Air Arm in this file photo. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The latest attack on the Iraq war comes from an unlikely source: Prince Andrew, fourth in line for the British throne, is lambasting the US for ignoring British advice and botching the Iraq war. “We've won some, lost some, drawn some," the Royal Navy veteran said. "The fact is there is quite a lot of experience over here which is valid and should be listened to."

Andrew is about to embark on a 10-day tour of the US, championing British business interests, and he was quick to point out that the UK is still the country's top ally. He pointed out that the US solicited input about Iraq, saying, "It's not as if we had been forcing that across the Atlantic."