“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Iraq War Inquiry.

In one sense the Iraq War Inquiry is completely irrelevant. What I mean is that the justification or otherwise of invading that blighted country was decided by the British people in February 2003 when the biggest demonstration in our history assembled on the streets of London to protest against the war. What was interesting about this mass protest was the huge turn out of Middle England - the "make tea not war brigade". But Blair and his henchmen may have been wrong about weapons of mass destruction but they were dead right in the assumption that the overwhelming majority of us would go home after the demo and put our feet up in the self satisfied certainty that we had done our bit. We knew what was right back in 2003. We just lacked the balls to take things through to their logical conclusion.

1 comment:

henry said...

You're right, absolutely.

But it's still a small compensation to see that the "make tea not war" toffs of the civil service are all lining up to shit on Blair's head - and doing it with that self-satisfied smug attitude ("nothing personal, old boy") that they do so well. And it must nettle Blair so fucking much.

All we need now is a (publicity seeking) Spanish or Italian Magistrate to issue a war crimes indictment and my christmas will be complete.