Blair must go at once - not after another five years.
The true nature of the war in Iraq must be stated. It was started by Bush in simple and simplistic terms. US is more powerful than all other nations put together. It is therefore its mission to control the world
The propositions of the war on Iraq were that the war would be devastating, but short. US monopoly capitalists would rebuild it and all would be paid for with Iraq oil. None of this has happened and the mounting war is now being reported from hotels in Baghdad. All of this discounts the ultimate development that the US has always had the contradictory nature of being both an imperialist, war mongering power but also a haven of freedom for the poor of the world. At present the US is controlled by the most reactionary neo-cons but inevitably the peace forces will prevail as it becomes clear that Iraq is the present US Vietnam.
Blair willingly joined this Bush conspiracy. Nothing to do with WMD, or lies, or the vagaries of the opinions of the Attorney-General. Blair is a religious fundamentalist. He initially held as much
power as Cromwell did, and like Cromwell he would commune with God in tricky situations, and if he came away believing that he was doing the Lords’ work, there was no atrocity that he was not prepared to commit.
Blair was joined in Parliament by equally hawkish Conservative MPs who gave him a mandate to go to war and so Blair became a war criminal and serial killer in a war that cannot be won because with every Iraqi killed more terrorist/patriots are created.
The serious lack of understanding of racism and imperialism among MPs and Labour Party members was illustrated by the war criminal Blair being given a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference last September.
Subsequent events can be illustrated by what has happened in Wolverhampton. Dennis Turner the previously left-wing and progressive MP for W’ton SE has resigned, but has supported and embraced the white, male, warmongering Blairite McFadden who took his place.
Nor is that all, he has fulsomely praised Blair and will be repaid by an appearance in the honours list, something that no left-winger would ever have stooped to in the past.
It grieves me greatly to have to tell my friend of nearly 60 years that he has sold all the achievements of his long career for a mess of pottage, but that is how I see it.
Finally, it has been discovered that only one W’ton Labour Councillor voted against the war in Iraq, all others, apparently, sharing responsibility for the continuing slaughter of Iraqis and British soldiers in Blair’s illegal war.
Blair is as unlikely to apologise for the illegal war in Iraq as he is to fund the restoration of British industrial development and the motor industry at Rover.
George Galloway deserves the last word on Blair. Like Hamlet, his title (of prime minister), ‘Hangs loose about him like a giant’s robe upon a dwarfish thief”. End the War, bring the Troops home