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Breakfast Wednesday, 16 April, 2003, 05:37 GMT 06:37 UK
Iraq war aims
US tank patrol in Baghdad
US tanks patrol the streets of Baghdad
Coalition commanders are anxious to stress that the fighting in Iraq isn't finished yet - but it does seem that with most of the country now in British and US hands, the war has effectively been won.

But: has the coalition achieved what it set out to do?

  • This morning, on Breakfast, we debated that question, with journalists Matthew Parris and William Shawcross

    For Parris, the ends have not justified the means: the war has not been worth it.

    But, for William Shawcross, the victory over Saddam has imposed order on a country suffering from chaos and genocide.


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