Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney has attacked the British Government for being too hasty in going to war in Iraq.

The 61-year-old singer is furious that British forces moved into Iraq without the United Nations' approval, despite the provocation of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

The star said, "Now it's become very bloody with Iraq, it's very difficult. To look for BIN LADEN seemed reasonable to go against terrorism, but the war has become very distressing

"If someone came to my house and blew it up, I wouldn't just want to sit there and say thank you, I'd be angry like I think anyone would be, so I could see America and Britain being angry. But Britain went to Iraq with America too quickly without waiting for the UN."

Sir Paul wrote a song called FREEDOM after witnessing the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

28/05/2004 18:00