More Iraq buisness raised it's head today, although Mr. Blair is not perturbed.
Blair plays down new Iraq claims
Tony Blair has played down a leaked memo indicating he was looking at ways to justify war with Iraq in July 2002 - eight months before the
He claimed the Lib Dems and Tories were focusing on Iraq as they had "nothing serious to say" about other issues.
Michael Howard accused the prime minister of deceiving the Cabinet and the Commons over the war.
The Lib Dems said Iraq would dog Mr Blair if he won the election, and he would be a "lame duck" prime minister.
Mr Blair, it is now known, was heavily warned against Iraq by his top legal advisor, now another leak appears to suggest that the reason any advice
was ignored was because that the looming invasion was the long held desire of Mr. Blair.
This memo appears to suggest that, as many supporters of the war continously cry, that the invasion was waged on (at the very best) grounds of regime
change. Now, before anyone else apart from Mr Blair should try this angle let us remember that the justification on apparent WMD's was considered
inadaquate. Let alone, no matter how outrageous the despicable Hussien regime, baseing the invasion on a personal want for a change in the holder of
It is just a shame that leading the country into a war, the justification of which is rapidly proving to be nothing excepting an attempt for Mr Blair
to live out some kind of personal fantasy, will not have any dramatic effect on the upcoming election. Were it to, do I personally think any
difference would come of it? No.
Around and around we go, voting on the fear of an increasingly demonized past rather than any hopes for the future.
The choice, as they say, is..... what? Illusionary? Dictated? Irrelavant?
The above was used as an example of how these politicans treat and respect the public they represent, not a particular dig at one party; for I
remember the same amount of distain from the Conservative government of the 80's and 90's.
I see all about me a politics increasingly governed by fear especially since the infamously sickening red-top gutter press tabloid headline "If Neil
Kinnock wins today, will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights."
I don't personally care to know or influence which way you vote, just please...
Vote out of hope - not out of fear.
Whoever that might mean, Liberal Democrat, Conservative or Labour - so be it. At least that might be the first step.