From London daily The Morning Star:
Those men of violence
(Sunday 18 February 2007)
“All we did was launch an illegal invasion of the country, bomb the clean water and sewerage systems into oblivion, disband the Iraqi army and other state organs, creating a law and order vacuum, and carry out a series of anti-terrorist surgical strikes on targets that turned out to be wedding celebrations, unarmed civilian convoys or simply families sleeping in their own homes.
“How can anybody link such a record with the current reality of incipient civil war where people’s ethnic or religious background can determine their fate?”
These are not Mr Blair‘s actual words. Such clarity and honesty would be way beyond this self-professed “pretty straight kind of a guy.”
But he really does claim to believe that the ongoing torment of the Iraqi people has nothing to do with the blood-soaked lawlessness waged by him and his White House compadre.
And he genuinely seems unaware that his references to “men of violence” and “outside elements” are interpreted correctly by everyone else as self-descriptive.