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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Funny, a Kenya cartoon blaming Bush.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, 9 months ago

    Bliar just gets uglier and uglier…

    ‘Tony Blair accused of conflict of interests in Middle East’

    ‘Critics unite to demand his sacking as Quartet’s envoy as evidence emerges of his private business interests expanding in region’

    Poodle indeed.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The “Downing Street memo” (or the “Downing Street Minutes”), sometimes described by critics of the Iraq War as the “smoking gun memo”,1 is the note of a secret 23 July 2002 meeting of senior British Labour government, defence and intelligence figures discussing the build-up to the war, which included direct reference to classified United States policy of the time. The name refers to 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British prime minister.
    The memo recorded the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) as expressing the view following his recent visit to Washington that “[George W.] Bush wanted to remove Saddam Hussein, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”
    It quoted Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as saying it was clear that Bush had “made up his mind” to take military action but that “the case was thin.”
    Straw also noted that Iraq retained “WMD capability” and that “Saddam would continue to play hard-ball with the UN.”
    The military asked about the consequences “if Saddam used WMD on day one,” posing Kuwait or Israel as potential targets.
    Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith warned that justifying the invasion on legal grounds would be difficult. However, the meeting took place several months before the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, the resolution eventually used as the legal basis for the invasion of Iraq. UNR687 also provided a pre-existing basis, as it required Iraq to divest itself of “100%” of all WMD capacity, which the Memo agreed it had not.

  4. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @omQ R

    An article from the left wing Guardian that uses unnamed former aids, diplomats and “political enemies” for sources? Because Blair has a consulting contract?

    How much reporting did the Guardian do on the Oil For Food Scandal and the UN’s Volker report, that proved members of the UN were being bribed by Hussein? THAT’S a conflict of interest.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, 9 months ago


    It’s long been said he has a conflict of interest:

    From the conservatve side of UK newspapers, seeing as you felt the Guardian was too left:

    ‘Tony Blair ’visited Libya to lobby for JP Morgan’ – Daily Telegraph, London- 18 Sep 2011

    ‘On the desert trail of Tony Blair’s millions’ By Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph – 23 Sep 2011

    ‘Why Tony Blair must stand down as Middle East peace envoy’ Opinion piece by Peter Osborne, Daily Telegraph Political Editor, 14th June 2014 (the 2 earlier links I obtained from his op-piece)

    The Guardian on the Oil for Food programme (I just grabbed the 1st 3, you ca google for more if you prefer, there were quite a few more):

    ‘Head of UN oil-for-food programme suspended over ’misconduct’‘ Guardian – 08 Feb 2005

    ’UN oil-for-food chief took Saddam bribes’ Guardian – 04th Feb 2005

    ‘Oil-for-food report condemns ’corrupt’ UN’ Guardian – 07th Sept 2005.

    Church, Blair is a smarmy, lying, opportunistic, conflicted and morally corrupted individual. Left and right of aisle dislike him.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @omQ R


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