British Foreign Secretary David Miliband in an outspoken criticism of the US government led by George Bush on Friday said that the notion of a “war on terror” invented post 9/11 was “misleading and mistaken”.
His criticism comes barely a few days before the Bush administration leaves office. It’s also an indication of what Britain expects from the Obama regime.
In a reply to question later he said “democracies must respond to terrorism by championing the rule of law and not subordinating it”, indicating what Britain expects from the new US regime.
For India and Pakistan, he says the solution lies in more difficult choice of co-operation and not confrontation. But, while admitting the need for an urgency of action against the perpetrators of 26/11, Miliband argued that the trial should be in Pakistan. An option not many Indians would agree to.