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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tony Blair sat on a wall!

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be Master - that's all."
- Alice Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

If one changes the name Humpty Dumpty for Tony Blair then the passage reads with telling truth regarding the stance of New Labour. Lewis Carroll would have a field day with all the material that this spinning (now almost permanently on a word revolving machine!) government produces.

Tony Blair has always been economical with the truth when it comes to Iraq. He wanted to join George Bush on a mission to get rid of the troublesome Saddam Hussein in order to secure the control of Iraqi oil for western oil companies. Nearly everyone accepts that Iraq had no al-Queda terrorists operating under Saddam's regime. Then in the post-battle vacuum terrorists of all hues enter the fray.

For Tony Blair to say that the War in Iraq has nothing to do with the London bombings is for his words to mean what he chooses them to mean. They have no basis in truth. It is wishful thinking on his part. It helps him feel that his mission is correct. After all, anything else is tantamount to saying his actions helped cause the outrage.

Whatever Blair thinks, let him turn the question round the other way - "Do his actions in Iraq help all of us to feel safer from terrorist outrages linked to Islamic extremism?"

When we look carefully at that question, our thoughts will probably tell us NO!


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