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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:58 PM
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GU: MI6, Jack Straw, defence staff: Blair ignored them all MUST READ!!!
Just read it. Total exposure of how Britain went to war. Again, everything you suspected about Blair dragging Britain into George's War is TRUE! MUST READ!!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1445965,...

MI6, Jack Straw, defence staff: Blair ignored them all

His public assertions on Iraq were at odds with what he was told in private

John Ware
Saturday March 26, 2005
The Guardian

I was recently speaking to a former senior civil servant about the prime minister's relationship with the truth. "Has he got one?" he asked. He was deadly serious.

Because of the way Tony Blair made the case for war with Iraq, quite a lot of people have begun to think the relationship is tenuous. The suggestion that he found in the attorney general a lawyer who fortuitously told him that what he wanted to do was legal adds to the perception. Blair himself denies anyone was deceived.

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It would be fairer, perhaps, to ask why some of his claims in public during the build-up to war, when compared to what was going on in private, show up inconsistencies that more than two years on have still to be explained.

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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:10 PM
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1. I do hope that the Guardian...
... the Independent, etc., keep at this--especially with regard to David Kelly's claims, the BBC and Andrew Gilligan. If they knew well beforehand that the war was not only illegal, but based on falsified evidence, Kelly's claims have much more merit than was publicized, and thus justified Gilligan's reporting and the BBC's decision to air that reporting.

Just hope Kelly's case doesn't get lost in the new revelations....
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:34 AM
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3. I too was thinking about David Kelly and the BBC as I read this. I
don't know if anything can blow the lid off of Blair's complicity, but I hope this helps!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:17 PM
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2. No surprises here. Claire Short was right all along. And look at all the
heat she took for it. And what's his name from Scotland, George Galloway isn't it? Framed by the government of agents of such saying he took money from Saddam. And that poor guy who told the bbc that the intelligence was fake, I am so ashamed that I can't remember his name right now. But there's just so many names to remember, and so many lies.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 07:43 PM
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4. I was among the first to proffer Blair would be booted: what a fool I
was.
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