Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, will tell the UN today that Britain has regrets about the Iraq war.
He will say:
"In recent years we have learned – in some cases the hard way – that democracy cannot be created by diktat.
Freedom cannot be commanded into existence."
I have said many times before that democracy cannot be imposed via the barrel of a gun, and that shouting "Yee Hah!" is not an effective tool of foreign policy.