Monday, November 23, 2009

Tony Blair Lied To Go To War In Iraq

HOW MANY TIMES DOES IT have to be shown that Blair is a lying, warmongering bastard before it finally sticks? There's now an Iraq war inquiry going on in Britain and, shock of shocks, Blair is accused of cocking up the mission because he was too busy lying about why they were going to Iraq. His official position was that the UK and the USA were just worried about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Remember those? The ones that never existed. Not one. Well, even Blair's generals thought it was a pile of horse dung and were pissed because they were being sent to overthrow the government and rebuild the country on a new (neo-liberal) basis. Except that there couldn't be any planning about how to rebuild the country because officially, the concern was only with the non-existent WMDs.
Military commanders are expected to tell the inquiry into the Iraq war, which opens on Tuesday, that the invasion was ill-conceived and that preparations were sabotaged by Tony Blair's government's attempts to mislead the public.
They were so shocked by the lack of preparation for the aftermath of the invasion that they believe members of the British and US governments at the time could be prosecuted for war crimes by breaching the duty outlined in the Geneva convention to safeguard civilians in a conflict, the Guardian has been told.
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