One of the Coalition of the Angry, protesting outside the Chilcot Festival, God bless them. Blair, doubtless listening to God and the board of JP Morgan, ducked in and out of the back of the building, avoiding his critics, rather like a dictator does, or a terrorist.
This from George Pitcher, the Religion Editor of Filth-O-Graph Media.
.......... Blair is Pontius Pilate.
Gone is the faux-sincerity, the stumbling, regular-bloke, misunderstood-saviour performance of the Fern Britton interview. Blair is the pragmatic, real-politik, local leader in the extended American empire. Washington is his Rome and he must do right by it. In other words, he is not cast as the persecuted Jesus Christ in this scenario, as he tried with Fern Britton. He is Pontius Pilate now.
He took the decision to bomb Baghdad because “it was the right thing to do” and he gives every impression of having washed his hands, like Pilate, of that action, which has cost at least 100,000 innocent civilian lives. He seems to keep saying, referring to his notes, that “I have written what I have written.” He feared that the one figure of Saddam Hussein (with whom of course I make no comparison with the Christ) could lead to a dangerous revolution in the region and that the removal of him would prevent that danger. That threat “had to be dealt with”, but what Pontius Blair can’t have anticipated is that his assassination and persecution of an invaded people would lead to a new zealotry for the cause that he tried to destroy, with martyrs prepared to lay down their lives for it – as 7/7 in London demonstrated.
Blair, like Pontius Pilate, was a frightened man, caught between competing powers, who tried to ingratiate himself with the imperial power and was prepared to sacrifice innocent life to do so. He expected it to be a temporary incident that would soon be forgotten, just a question of dealing with an irritating local trouble-maker, and an action that would play well and further his career with those he saw as his masters. As he said today: “You can distance yourself from America, but you’ll find it’s a long way back.” Replace America with Rome and it’s something Pilate could have said. And he can’t have known how wrong that judgment was, how much it would come back to haunt him.All we need to learn now is that Cherie had a disturbing dream and warned him against his unlawful killing.
Be a long cold day in Hell, George, before we learn that, Imelda was ram-battering the defences of Labour wives before the vote on the Invasion; c'mon girls, persuade hubby to vote for bombing those little wog bastards in their cradles; I'm a human rights lawyer, y'know.
Jackie Ashley, of the Guardian is one of BBC journalist, Andrew Marr's, wives and a staunch Blairite, Brownite and we must assume, given his infidelity and his fathering injucted children with other women, a Marrite
...........the key point came early in the afternoon. The former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, had told the inquiry that he believed individual states, not just the United Nations, could declare Iraq to be in breach of Resolution 1441. So Lord Goldsmith has asked Tony Blair if he considered this were the case, and only after getting an answer in the affirmative did he change his legal advice. To an extent, Goldsmith was laying responsibility for the legal decision with Blair, while Blair claimed it lay with Goldsmith. Yet the inquiry failed to follow up this line of questioning.
And even after Lord Goldsmith's advice had "evolved" (inquiry-speak for somersaulted), the attorney general had hardly given a ringing endorsement of the case for war. He said "a reasonable case" could be made for going to war without a second UN resolution, but added that he would be confident of holding up that view in a court of law. What we really wanted to know was why Tony Blair still went ahead despite that half-hearted support from his key legal adviser, but again, the panel didn't press him.
By mid-afternoon the former prime minister knew he had escaped. The remaining questions about post-invasion planning were never going to trouble him. It was just like watching Blair at prime minister's questions, swatting away his inquisitors, absolutely certain he was right. He may have had some sleepless nights ahead of today's appearance but he didn't need to lose a wink.
THE DAILY FILTH-O-MAIL was less measured and probably more in tune with the wider public, most of whom are now paying hugely for the Brown-Blair Bubble.
There was uproar and shouts of 'liar' and ' murderer' as bereaved relatives in the public gallery of the QEII conference centre in Westminster realised they were not going to receive the apology for which they had waited all day.
There was no hint of remorse.
Indeed, Mr Blair even suggested the world should be grateful to him.
Saddam had been a 'monster' and it had been right to remove him even to prevent the 'possibility' that he could acquire weapons of mass destruction.
He warned that Iran's nuclear weapons programme now poses an even greater threat.
And, in an apparent rebuke to Gordon Brown and Barack Obama, suggested that if he was still in power he would be championing military action.
On a dramatic day of evidence, Mr Blair:
- Revealed he decided soon after 9/11 to back the U.S. in whatever action it took;
- Said a second UN resolution was politically desirable but not legally necessary;
- Defended his claim that evidence for Saddam's weapons of mass destruction was 'beyond doubt' and insisted he had believed it;
- Admitted the infamous claim that Saddam's WMD could be deployed within 45 minutes should have been corrected;
- Revealed he rejected a last-minute offer of a 'way out' from the U.S., which said the UK did not need to send ground troops.
- Mr Blair, in what is likely to be his last major appearance on the international stage, arrived by the back entrance to the centre, apparently to avoid a crowd of protesters outside.
As he began his evidence, he looked uncharacteristically nervous, with his hands shaking.
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Our old friemd, Field Marshal Max Hastings, VC, of Port Stanley was more succinct in his forecast of events:
Saying that Blair had destroyed pur standing in the world for a generation, plucky Sir Max continued:
Bush and Blair achieved spiritual fellowship.
(Bush and Blair) were alike fortified by believing they had divine endorsement for their actions, especially when mere political colleagues and their nations were showing doubt. The great thing about consulting God is that He - or She, as Cherie would say - is unlikely to answer back, or at least not this side of the grave.
I do not believe the Chilcot Inquiry has a cat's chance of landing a killer blow on Blair, either during his evidence or in its report. He will insist, as he has always insisted, that he truly believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
He will almost certainly repeat what his creature Alastair Campbell has already defiantly testified to the panel: that he would adopt the same course again tomorrow, in the same circumstances.
Unless he breaks down in tears, an unlikely eventuality, that line will protect him from an unequivocal guilty verdict.
'Don't raise your hopes, Ali. I doubt if Blair will be sent down here today.'
We must be realistic about public attitudes to Blair and Iraq. The British people are not nearly as angry as they should be.
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