Monday, 15 June 2009
Open Government As Long As It Is Behind Closed Doors
The Iraq War was fought in the name of the United Kingdom, it used our treasure to finance it, and wasted the blood of our young men and women.
We know that Blair and his sofa cabinet lied to Parliament over WMD, we know it was an illegal war, we know that it was not fought for national defence, we know that it was a war of aggression that others went to the gallows for at Nuremburg, we know that there was no contingency planning what to do after Sadaam Hussein was deposed,we know disbanding the Iraqi Army was going to create a power vacumn, we know the army was starved of equipment andhelicopters to such an extent that the British Army was known as 'The Borrowers'. We also know that the wounded have been treated with utter contempt by HMG, whilst Ministers and MP's were lining their pockets.
We are now not going to be able hear the evidence, nor are the families of the lost and Blair and his cabinet colleagues who bear collective responsibility will not be held to account.
So much for 'Open Government'