Tuesday | August 19, 2003
The judicial inquiry into the Blair administration's
In a message that goes to the heart of the government's case for war, the Downing Street chief of staff, Jonathan Powell, raised serious doubts about the nature of September's Downing Street dossier on Iraq's banned weapons.I recall in the runup to war how many liberals said, "I don't trust Bush, but I do trust Tony. If he says Iraq is a threat, then I believe him." Indeed, Blair's unfailing support for Bush was key to his (Bush's) ability to get his war on.
But Blair's case for war was as flawed as Bush's, which leads to one inoxorable conclusion: don't wear ideological blinders when being led to war. War is far too serious a course of action to trust to anyone, whether a Republican or Tory, or Democrat or Labour. Or anything else.Posted August 19, 2003 08:52 AM | Comments (77)