Friday, March 29, 2013

Iraq: We can all change our opinion, can’t we?

Great article in the Independent putting into words exactly how I feel about the likes of Prescott now furiously backpedalling their way out of responsibility for the worst human tragedy of this century so far - Labour's colonial war in Iraq.

 “How were we to know the stuff we made up was made up? Once we’d made it up, there was all the evidence written down, and you can’t argue with what’s written down. We made it look ever so convincing, you know. All typed out, not just in Biro.”

It was probably only due to an intervention by Alastair Campbell that Tony Blair’s dossier didn’t go: “i ThinK SadDem Hoosane has got ureaniem becaus he,s a Bad Man and i saw him taKe it withowt asking nisely so I woodent go to the seeSiDe with him becaus He might blow Me up.”

Some of us hear the words “nothing is left” and assume they mean little is left...and others think the person is saying there is so much left that we’d be fools not to set fire to half the Middle East. Aren’t the subtleties of language fascinating?

When politicians claim they were misled, they shouldn’t be so hard on themselves. They weren’t duped. They made a fully conscious, intelligent decision to back the war based on the scientific basis that they thought it might upset their careers if they didn’t.

Anway read the whole article - its linked up top. 

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