Quote of the Day

Despite the bloodbath he helped to unleash, Tony Blair used the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war to make the case for putting our troops on the ground in Syria. Isn’t there something obscene about a man who makes his millions parading as a peace-maker being so quick to call for more British lives to be risked fighting unwinnable wars in the Middle East?

Perhaps if his own son Euan had signed up to serve his country, Blair would be a little less gung-ho about sending other young boys to die on doomed missions in the desert.

Amanda Platell, writing in the Daily Mail

Comments

Jim said…
Hardly a man to obtain advice on starting wars from really is he:

"For the moment, let me say this: Saddam Hussein's regime is despicable, he is developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked. He is a threat to his own people and to the region and, if allowed to develop these weapons, a threat to us also.”
Tony Blair - 10 April 2002

‘Regime change in Iraq would be a wonderful thing. That is not the purpose of
our action; our purpose is to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction …’
Tony Blair - 23 September 2002

"We are asked to accept Saddam decided to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd"
Tony Blair - 18 March 2003

Before people crow about the absence of weapons of mass destruction, I suggest they wait a bit.
Tony Blair - 28 April 2003

“As I have said throughout, I have no doubt that they will find the clearest possible evidence of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.”
Tony Blair - June 4 2003

“Do I know I'm right? Judgements aren't the same as facts. Instinct is not science. I'm like any other human being, as fallible and as capable of being wrong. I only know what I believe. The evidence about Saddam having actual biological and chemical weapons, as opposed to the capability to develop them, has turned out to be wrong.”
Tony Blair - September 28 2004

Now he is insisting that Regime change was the important thing, and inventing WMD were just a means to do so, legally. In short the only thing that should be done with any advise from him on this subject, its for its use to create a policy of doing the exact opposite.
Jim said…
Isn't the internet fantastic. Politicians and the press really have some thing to fear from it. Firstly it allows us to look into their lies, but as I just shown in this case it lets us look back into history too.

It really is good,
another example:

Tim Montgomerie 06 Dec 2009:
"Cameron is an authentic full-spectrum conservative, supporting the Union, marriage, deficit reduction and conservation of the natural environment and historic liberties.....He has developed three big positive reasons to vote Conservative"
Tim Montgomerie Today(25 March 2013):
"I have never been a huge fan of Cameron, the ├║ber-modernisation. The disregard for the veiws of Tory MP's and grassroot members. The incompetent 2010 general election campaign. The rush to coalition, including a badly-negotiated deal on AV"

Says it all doesn't it
Chris Whiteside said…
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Chris Whiteside said…
Just goes to show that if you change your mind you can no longer get away with pretending that you have held your new opinion all along.
Jim said…
Of course anyone is free to change their mind, its just as you say, it won't do you any favours pretending you have not.

Its just one thing they need to be aware of, anything they say is on record, not only hidden in hansard, but available and people can find it with 3 or 4 clicks of a mouse.

We can find the true deficit figures, we can find previous quotes, we can even find the true national debt. The internet really is the politicians nightmare.

By the way the true national debt is around £7.5 Trillion (and if that does not send a cold shiver down your spine, then, you can not really be human, because it should)

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