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

It puts its bag on its head and it gets into the truck…

Guardian – Ban on hooding of war captives: Defence officials are secretly preparing to ban British forces from placing hoods over the heads of prisoners, a method which became notorious because of the treatment of Iraqi detainees. Welcome to British … Continue reading

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Support the troops!

BBC – Rumsfeld faces Iraq letters row: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has pledged to personally sign letters of condolence to the families of American soldiers killed in action. He spoke shortly after his admission that he had used a … Continue reading

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Torture: It starts with a bag on the head

Independent – Who killed Baha Mousa?: Baha Mousa, 26, was working as a hotel receptionist in Basra 14 months ago when British troops surrounded the building and arrested seven men. They were taken to a British base and were reportedly … Continue reading

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Dr David Kelly: the lack of blood ‘mystery’

I don’t see what the big mystery is, myself. It’s pretty obvious that Mackinlay and Campbell had sucked him dry.

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Saddam Hussein: one year on and still no trial

BBC – World still waits for Saddam trial: The original plan had been to bring Saddam and his henchmen to a relatively quick trial – possibly within six months. That date has repeatedly slipped, due in part to the lack … Continue reading

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I pray daily for the death of coalition troops and Iraqi civilians

Well, I would if I believed in God. Which I clearly don’t, as I don’t believe in George W. Bush’s version of God. Independent – Last week the US lost its 1,000th soldier killed in combat. Why did no one … Continue reading

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I’m such a leftist killjoy…

Happy Human Rights Day!

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Bush and Blair: living in their own little worlds

BBC – Butler launches attack on Blair: Former civil service chief Lord Butler has criticised the way Tony Blair’s government operates, accusing it of being obsessed with headlines. He also attacked the way the Iraq war was “sold” to the … Continue reading

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Iraq, Friendly Fire, Civilian Casualties, and a Total Lack Of Torture

Washington Post – Barrage of Bullets Drowned Out Cries of Comrades – Myths shaped Pat Tillman’s reputation, and mystery shrouded his death. A long-haired, fierce-hitting defensive back with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, he turned away a … Continue reading

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Margaret Hassan: martyr for the Labour cause

Guardian – Kidnapped aid worker blindfolded and shot: The video, which emerged a week ago but was kept secret, has been studied by experts, and both British diplomats and relatives of Mrs Hassan said they now believed it showed the … Continue reading

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