March 28, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill

Lawrence of Arabia in a letter to his friend Robert Graves:

“… So, as I say, I got all I want [for other people (e.g. for the Arabs)] – the Churchill solution exceeded my one-time hopes and quitted the game.  Whether the Arab national spirit is permanent and dour enough to make itself into a modern state in Iraq I don’t know. I think it may, at least. We were in honour bound to give it a sporting chance.  Its success would involve the people of Syria in a similar experiment. Arabia will always, I hope, stand out of the movements of the settled parts, a will Palestine too if the Zionists make good. Zionist success would enormously reinforce the material development of Arab Syria and Iraq.

Source: Lawrence and the Arabs by Jonathan Cape 1927