Are you seriously suggesting the conflicts which are Iraq & Afghanistan are down to our former Prime Minister? Do Iraq (and especially the Taliban/Al Quieda faction in Afghanistan & Pakistan), not have to accept the lion's share of responsibility, for their LACK of responsibility in the past?
Please read my deposition carefully, benny.
You went to great pains to avoid answering my question, directly.
I took care to limit my thoughts regards the Taliban/Al Quieda connection geographically. I will ask you again - do you really blame Mr Blair for whats going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan? If so, what EVIDENCE and what basis do you have for accusing him of such a thing? Would you say THAT part of the region should have been 'left alone'? To 'peacefully' go about their business of planning Death & Destruction, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. You and I both know when it comes to having the resolution to DO something for the common good - it so often responds either late, or not at all. (The United Nations).
My reference to Iraq goes back PRE 9/11. I have personally never once suggested they had any direct involvement with the situation in Afghanistan. Iraq's irresponsibility as a country goes back MUCH further, through supporting 'the mother of all middle eastern meglomaniacs'. If you favour the Devil,... dont be surprised when you get burnt. There was no 'may have been' about it btw. I have always maintained Iraq was simply 'a job not done' which would have still festered away.
Or do you contend we should have just left things 'as was'?
As for Weapons of Mass Destruction - I take it you do KNOW all the different forms these take?
Their not always big pointy things, without a guidance system - they could be fairly insignificant even mundane materials, that when mixed together, cause MASS debilitation and death. We may well be talking here about technically fairly SMALL quantities. Like I said before - we talking about a helluva lot of SAND to BURY stuff in. NEEDLE and HAYSTACK come to mind. Nothing was found, ready assembled, that's all. IT DIDN'T MEAN THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE CAPABILITY.
HE USED CHEMICAL ON HIS OWN PEOPLE BENNY!! BIO MUST HAVE BEEN HIS NEXT 'DREAM'.
So, ... I come back to the situation today - as in right now.
Whether any of us like it or not, we have our young people, once again, both sides of the ogin, fighting a war. For their sake, we ought to be showing our solidarity - our unbending resolve, to support them - no matter what. There is no 'whites of the eyes' any more - with regards to foes and enemies. At least those involved in the two great wars generally knew who their opponent was
- our guys seldom do.
My reason's given are not a load of bollocks. What people might SAY/REPORT were the reasons, I cannot agree with. There's only one reason which concerns me:
That is the security and relative safety of our nearest and dearest, for them to go about business without having to worry about some young dickheads, turning themselves and thousands of other innocent people, into human confetti! To do NOTHING just isn't an option - believe me. Or Neville Chamberlain is mibbes whit we need??
Whatever deceipt, or hypocracy Blair is guilty of, he will have to surely answer for - as we will ALL!
I just don't buy the populist, media led, quasi intellectual hype - his record speaks for itself on the main principles of taking action on behalf of our nations best interests. Show me a statesman who was never a stranger to the truth from time to time, or was guilty of some indiscretional hypocracy
- and I will show you a man bereft of all courage, and any true sense of duty, or accountability.