Tony Blair is a blinkered ‘believer’ as well as a war criminal
Remember the National Party in Parliament in the build up to this war demanding that NZ join in the pack rape Bush & Blair were about to commit on Iraq based on a pack of lies because that’s what allies and mates did?
Yes, I often join my allies and mates in events that are clearly wrong and ill thought out, those young Nat party’s must have one hell of an initiation ceremony.
I have been against this frightened, angry, corruption of reason exploited by the usual war mongers and corporate arms dealers from the moment Iraq was ridiculously connected by the Fox News propaganda machine to September 11, so I was very interested in watching Tony Blair having to explain his rational for this Iraqi nightmare that has killed anywhere between 100 000 and million Iraqis (we aren’t sure because we don’t count them when they die).
So what was Blair’s main argument, that he believed beyond doubt Saddam had the WMDs and that Saddam’s co-operation wasn’t full and frank with the inspectors which meant he was hiding something and in the post 9/11 risk analysis he had to make the decision.
Let’s forget the fact the Blair had decided to enter the war with Iraq as America’s poodle regardless of what the evidence said, let’s forget the yellow cake story was a fabrication, let’s forget the deep misgivings voiced by many within the intelligence community that this was flawed, let’s forget the lies attempting to connect Saddam to September 11 and let’s forget that on the very day after the planes had crashed into the WTC Rumsfeld was telling the intelligence community to find a way to connect it to Baghdad – let’s forget all that and focus on Blair’s attempt at logic.
As we now know, Saddam’s lack of co-operation had nothing to do with hiding WMD’s he was desperately trying to hide the fact HE DIDN’T have WMD’s, so frightened was he by Iraq’s neighbors who may move against him if he was found not to have the much vaunted WMD’s. The fact that Blair didn’t at any time consider that to be the real reason rather than Saddam hiding WMDs doesn’t excuse the invasion or his decision, and using the panic caused by the back drop of September 11 to argue that a new threat equation had been reached doesn’t once again justify his half baked assumptions, it only suggests he was not the leader he should have been and was caught up in the panic as well.
His pathetic attempt to justify his position is farcical, I don’t care how much he bloody well ‘believed’ that what he was doing was the right thing, he was wrong, and the fact that he tried to use the inquiry as a platform to argue for a possible invasion of Iran is just another example of how self righteous and delusional this man is.
Put the prick up on war crimes.