Saturday, July 9, 2016

Info on Tap

 Tony Blair now denies it, George Bush simply declines to discuss it, that the full horrendous cost of their lethal fusion of arrogance and ignorance when in office is being borne today by the civilian populations of the Arab world the scale and scope of those costs is so vast and so apparently permanent

We would all be horrified if some outside power turned up in either Washington or London, set on using military force to change the entire political order. Indeed, the British celebrate their resistance to Hitler in 1940 on precisely those grounds, as do the Americans do in relation to the British themselves, on every 4th of July.

We now know from Chilcot that even the intelligence agencies warned of the inadequacies of intelligence sources that were never referred to in any of the intelligence documents, "In 2004, the UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said that as regime change was the prime aim of the Iraq War, it was illegal, "With great sadness and anger, I now believe him to be right" said Lord John Prescott