Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Tony Blair and George Bush should admit the war in Iraq was wrong.
He said such a move would help persuade the people of Iraq the coalition is serious about the future of the country.
Archbishop Tutu, now visiting professor on post-conflict societies at Kings College London, has told the BBC: 'I think the coalition would show considerable magnanimity if it was, in fact, to acknowledge that in the first place the assault on Iraq was wrong.
'If they were able to bring themselves to do that, it would go a very long way to making people say these people are, in fact, serious, they are not merely concerned about face-saving.
'The fact that the coalition has returned to the UN underscores precisely what people kept saying: that if the war was going to be legitimate, it needed to be declared by a legitimate authority, in this case the UN.'
I've always suspected the archbishop of being a secret al-Qa'ida sympathiser. Proof at last!