Yes, I should have said that to you also, sorry for my omission - you are
quite correct, you can't see either the bigger picture (issues) or the
through crap (thrown around by you and your friends in and out of Downing
Street) of the Hutton report and how and why the whole sorry state of
affairs (in both senses of the phrase) came about.
Quite possibly, but Bush could also be seeing the writing on the wall (you
can't just ignore people like Mr Kay and what he is in effect saying) and
has know decided to try and regain / some / control over the 'spin' machine.
Something our own Mr Blair should seriously consider, as other have said
(like Mr Cook MP), he just needs to accept that he and his government might
have been wrong but they believed what they said was true at the time (even
if it wasn't IYSWIM) - most people would have accepted it, I have my doubts
It's Blair's attitude more than the issue, he is failing into the trap
Thatcher feel into, the 'I'm right - don't question / my / judgment'
attitude, and I can see the Blair suffering same fate in the end.
Another rule I would like to see is that either the decision to hold
an election is removed from the party in power, the terms are for a
set period like in the US, or the party in power has to set the next
election date within 3 months of taking office (hence giving at least
4 years notice).
The reason for doing that is to stop governments engineering the
election date to fall in line with their own electability. Too many
times over the years elections have been called to suit the party in
power and it sure would be nice if they had to go to the electorate on
a timescale which they couldn't fiddle with close to the time.
Sending email to my published email address isn't
guaranteed to reach me.
The big picture is that the BBC report was substantially correct and 80% of
the British people know it! The government machine was determined to present
a case for war and the words were manipulated to make that case. Even the
world press is amazed at the bias in the Hutton conclusions. Go and look it
up. In the normal British master/slave culture, the messengers bearing bad
news have been shot! I believe that it was High Cudlipp of the old Daily
Mirror who coined the phrase "publish and be damned". I still believe that's
the correct response. We need a channel like Fox News in the UK, to give
some teeth to our TV channels. Maybe channel 4 is going in the correct
Bliar should resign as the head of a government which operated in this
unprincipled manner. IMO he is not fit to govern.
Anything can be proved by setting terms of reference and asking
selective questions. You simply leave out anything you don't want to
It's interesting to note, that we have people with views from across
the political spectrum, and those who feel that Baroness Thatcher was
equally misbehaved in her day, yet the only person who seems to be
supporting Teflon Tony is yourself. Doesn't that strike you as a
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