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Blair - he did tell Porkies !!



 
 
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Old May 1st 05, 04:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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Blair fights fresh allegations over Iraq
By FT Reporters
Published: May 1 2005 14:07 | Last updated: May 1 2005 14:07

Blair/Election graphic Tony Blair on Sunday found himself fending off a
fresh assault on his decision to go to war in Iraq following an
apparent leaked memo which suggests the prime minister was seeking
means of justifying military action eight months prior to the conflict.

In the July 2002 memo by former Downing Street foreign policy aide
Matthew Rycroft published in the Sunday Times, Jack Straw, foreign
secretary is quoted as saying that US president George Bush had made up
his mind to go to war, though the timing had not yet been decided.
However, Mr Straw states the case for war is "thin" as Saddam was
not threatening his neighbours and his WMD threat was less than that of
Libya, North Korea or Iran.

"We should work up a plan for an ultimatum to Saddam to allow back in
the UN weapons inspectors," the foreign secretary is quoted as
saying. "This would help with the legal justification for the use of
force."

The memo detailed a meeting chairmed by the prime minister and attended
by Mr Straw, defence secretary Geoff Hoon and Lord Goldsmith, the
attorney general.

But on the BBC's Breakfast with Frost Mr Blair denied any decision had
been taken to attack Iraq.

"You have got to discuss everything as you go along, but the point is
that after that meeting we decided to go back to the UN and give him a
last chance," the prime minister told the programme.

"If the UN resolution had been adhered to by Saddam that would have
been the end of it, despite the fact it was the most appalling
regime."

Mr Blair also claimed that the reason the Conservatives and Liberal
Democrats were focusing on Iraq was that they had "nothing serious to
say" about the issues facing Britain.

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Old May 1st 05, 05:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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On 1 May 2005 07:17:37 -0700, "none" wrote:

Blair fights fresh allegations over Iraq
By FT Reporters
Published: May 1 2005 14:07 | Last updated: May 1 2005 14:07

Blair/Election graphic Tony Blair on Sunday found himself fending off a
fresh assault on his decision to go to war in


Personally I'd tell them to **** off, going to war was right and we
should have an official lotto over what terrorist we are going after
next.
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Old May 1st 05, 06:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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"none" wrote in message
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Blair fights fresh allegations over Iraq
By FT Reporters
Published: May 1 2005 14:07 | Last updated: May 1 2005 14:07

Blair/Election graphic Tony Blair on Sunday found himself fending off a
fresh assault on his decision to go to war in Iraq following an
apparent leaked memo which suggests the prime minister was seeking
means of justifying military action eight months prior to the conflict.

In the July 2002 memo by former Downing Street foreign policy aide
Matthew Rycroft published in the Sunday Times, Jack Straw, foreign
secretary is quoted as saying that US president George Bush had made up
his mind to go to war, though the timing had not yet been decided.


Speaking as someone who flew back into the UK from Jamaica in February 2003
to find tanks bordering the runway at Heathrow to counter a "terrorist
threat" that the PM and Foreign Secretary have both repeatedly refused to
disclose any details about (i.e it was bogus and window dressing to promote
the case for invading Iraq), I can believe every word of the memo.


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Old May 1st 05, 07:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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Default Blair - he did tell Porkies !!

declared for all the world to hear...
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Will you please **** off. (from uk.t.m anyway)

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Old May 1st 05, 07:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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On Sun, 1 May 2005 18:04:26 +0100, "Oliver Gunnell"
wrote:

The real question is why were the british people, brainwashed into
the claim of WMD in 45mins


Please take this off-topic discussion somewhere else.

FWIW, I don't know a single person who believed that there were WMDs
in 45 minutes. Millions of people demonstrated against the invasion,
and many many more felt the same, but didn't demonstrate.

The trouble is that the electoral system is stacked against the
libdems so they have no chance of forming a government, and the
conservatives were/are even more gungo-ho about attacking Iraq than
Blair was/is. So what electoral alternative to people have? None!

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Old May 1st 05, 07:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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On 1 May 2005 07:17:37 -0700, "none" wrote:

spam.

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Old May 1st 05, 07:50 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
Alan
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On Sun, 1 May 2005 18:04:26 +0100, "Oliver Gunnell"
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"Alan" wrote in message
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On 1 May 2005 07:17:37 -0700, "none" wrote:

Blair fights fresh allegations over Iraq
By FT Reporters
Published: May 1 2005 14:07 | Last updated: May 1 2005 14:07

Blair/Election graphic Tony Blair on Sunday found himself fending off a
fresh assault on his decision to go to war in


Personally I'd tell them to **** off, going to war was right and we
should have an official lotto over what terrorist we are going after
next.


The real question is why were the british people, brainwashed into
the claim of WMD in 45mins


It doesnt matter. We vote them in to do our thinking for us and trust
they do their duty, he did the right thing end of story.
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Old May 1st 05, 07:52 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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On Sun, 01 May 2005 17:48:01 GMT, Mark McIntyre
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On 1 May 2005 07:17:37 -0700, "none" wrote:

spam.

abuse reported.


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Old May 1st 05, 07:52 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.british,uk.telecom.mobile
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just ignore it, tis no use reporting it as spam as he/she will no doubt post
from some other address.
"Mark McIntyre" wrote in message
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On 1 May 2005 07:17:37 -0700, "none" wrote:

spam.

abuse reported.



 




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