Category Archives: It’s War! It’s Legal! It’s Lovely!

If you won’t move on, we’ll move you on

Evening Standard – Surrender, anti-war man is told: Britain’s most persistent anti-war demonstrator was today ordered to quit his protest. Parliament Square protester Brian Haw has been served with a legal notice to dismantle his makeshift peace camp opposite the … Continue reading

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It was worth it

Independent – Mr and Mrs Blair go to Washington: Privately, the British officials preparing for the summit have been amazed and angered by the “utter intransigence” of the Bush administration. Suggestions that Mr Blair needs to be rewarded for supporting … Continue reading

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Are we paying attention?

Take a look at the two-panel bulletproof screen Bush relied on in Georgia and compare it to the 32-panel wall of bulletproof glass at his 2005 inauguration. Have a think about that. A ‘possible’ grenade gets All Teh Press, while … Continue reading

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Could someone please clear the table?

I’d like to begin – if I may – by taking you back a month or so, when Blair likened his relationship with voters to a troubled marriage. Now, there are several variations of this very old and rather pessimistic … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Marla Ruzicka

Independent – The senseless death of the woman who fought George Bush: If Marla was dedicated, she was probably also less concerned than she might have been about her safety. While the airport road on which she was travelling is … Continue reading

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A few bad apples (at the top of the heap)

Independent – Green light for Iraqi prison abuse came right from the top: America’s leading civil liberties group has demanded an investigation into the former US military commander Iraq after a formerly classified memo revealed that he personally sanctioned a … Continue reading

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I see dead people

Oh, come *on* people! We’ll get nowhere if we continue to kick this issue around. It’s time to draw a line under it and move on, etc. etc. etc… DailyKos – Malnutrition has doubled in Iraqi children: While George W. … Continue reading

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I see dead wrong people

Washington Post – Data on Iraqi Arms Flawed, Panel Says: U.S. intelligence agencies were “dead wrong” in their prewar assessments of Iraq’s nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and today know “disturbingly little” about the capabilities and intentions of other potential … Continue reading

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Justification for war fading away before our eyes

Underblog – Curiouser and Curiouser: So now they say that the 13 page document was not “the” legal advice at all (although it is known that it contained legal advice)! They are making the absurd claim that the 2-page answer … Continue reading

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Iraq War – Blair – Legal Advice – Lord Goldsmith – Attorney General

[NOTE – I don’t do this kind of thing often, but this article has been mirrored here in full so it may be found by those who missed it during today’s shedfight.] Independent (11 March 2005) Iraq war revelation – … Continue reading

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