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Ear to the Ground

Blair Going as Bush for Halloween

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Posted on Oct 31, 2006
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A spokesman for Tony Blair said the prime minister opposes an inquiry into the Iraq war because “We have troops who are operating in the field of combat.  We have an enemy who is looking for any sign of weakness at all, any sign of a loss of resolution or determination.”  Sound like anyone you know?


The Guardian:

Asked whether Mr Blair would accept an inquiry once British troops had left, he replied: “Given the way in which any such announcement would be treated, I think the question answers itself.”

The SNP-Plaid Cymru motion calls for a full review into the way the government’s responsibilities were discharged in relation to Iraq before military action and afterwards. It would be carried out by seven MPs who are also privy councillors and would sit in public. The Conservatives advocate bigger, private hearings with former military personnel. But they may split on the issue, and Labour MPs who opposed the war may fall into line tomorrow.

“People are very reluctant on opposition debates to ever vote against the government. The idea of giving the nationalists the satisfaction puts them off,” said one. Another, Graham Allen, said: “I will certainly be supporting the government tomorrow. We did our bit at the time [by opposing the invasion]; sadly, Conservatives as well as some of our colleagues backed George Bush’s timetable. Where we are now is a very different place.”

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By Grant Thoms, November 1, 2006 at 3:21 am Link to this comment
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Fantastic debate today only to be let down by the toadying of spineless Labour MPs such as Jim McGovern of Dundee West and Jim Devine of Livingston.

I’ve just posted the names of the 12 Labour MPs who voted against the SNP/Plaid motion which was almost identical to the Early Day Motion (1088) which these same 12 Labour MPs signed. If they. along with other co-signatories had voted No yesterday (fine chance of their parliamentary voting record matching their public posturing) then Blair would have been defeated (unlikely to have resigned) but a House of Commons Select Committee could have started the process of investigating Suez II aka the Iraq invasion.

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By Mark GUY, November 1, 2006 at 1:05 am Link to this comment
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I think Mr. Blairs stepping down as PM will be a great loss, for the USA. He has been a great allie and friend to this country. We will miss you.

Where where the French in all this, why don’t they cough up all the billions of dollars they OWE the USA from WWII. Would sort of make a major dent in our national debt.

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By Quy T. Tran, October 31, 2006 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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Tony “Bush’s poodle” Blair has confirmed that he’ll leave Downing street within a year. This confirmation makes King George a little bit worry and angry because he cannot find out a new replacement on time since his “old poodle” left him. After a long period of finding but there’s absolutely no sign-ups because all of those who have been contacted with the King’s intermediaries declined to be his new poodle because they don’t want to violate animal virtue and rights and of course they also do not want animal value could be mislaid for ever. Only one King’s poodle will be enough !

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By Jon B, October 31, 2006 at 9:48 am Link to this comment
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It was Tony Blair’s decision that sent brits troops to Iraq, not the other way around.

The inquiry should continue and the wrongdoer must be held accountable. So many people had died because of the war on false pretense. There is no way the public should let go of Blair.

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