Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

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‘Military action was not a last resort’: Chilcot finally releases Iraq War report
The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-soundingapology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.
Chilcot Inquiry: The Main Findings In Brief
Chilcot Inquiry: The Main Findings In Brief

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Happier times: Tony Blair, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and John Prescott.
Happier times: Tony Blair, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and John Prescott.

Those across the parties who subsequently supported the New World Order gangsters who hijacked our blood and treasure for their own criminal ends did so either out of blind obedience to external influence or because they were too stupid or lazy to exercise due diligence in questioning what half the British public knew to be misinformation or downright lies.

Tony Blair American poodle
Tony Blair American poodle

Either way they failed the people who elected them and were responsible for the deaths of countless hundreds of thousands, endless misery of millions more and the destruction of civilization in the Middle East.

And from that day to this the Labour Party has sheltered them.

eremy Corbyn was heckled by his own MPs as he made his statement on Chilcot Report
Jeremy Corbyn was heckled by his own MPs as he made his statement on Chilcot Report

Corbyn’s apology is nowhere near enough. Words are easy. Action is what matters, so that the lesson is well and truly learned and nothing of this sort can happen again.

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

Millions won’t be satisfied until they see Blair carted off to The Hague in orange jumpsuit and shackles. Other holders of public office involved must also be dealt with. And swiftly.

‘Military action was not a last resort’: Chilcot finally releases Iraq War report
‘Military action was not a last resort’: Chilcot finally releases Iraq War report

Furthermore it is not right that families of servicemen killed or wounded should have to find the resources to bring charges. We are talking about ministers of the Crown, and the Crown should prosecute.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

And what about rank-and-file Members of Parliament who carelessly authorized this unwarranted and bloody aggression?

Both Labour and the Conservatives need to atone for the appalling blunder by removing every one of them from public office. Never was the charge of bringing party and country (and indeed the whole of the Western world) into disrepute so fitting.

The home secretary, Theresa May
The home secretary, Theresa May

Interestingly the saintly Theresa May, current Home Secretary, regular church-goer and leading contender in the Conservative leadership race, is one of them. It is unthinkable that someone with such devastatingly poor judgement is about to become our new Prime Minister.

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Stuart Littlewood's articles are published widely on the web. He is author of the book Radio Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation. For further information please visit www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk "Lawlessness must have painful consequences for the lawless, not their victims." (Stuart Littlewood)

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  1. Problem is that the murder of “Old Labour” presaged all of this ,not that its record in foreign /colonial aggression was worth much. Th stranglehold on the media has got even tighter, with corporate and official (BBC) sources spewing out hatred relentlessly, on a scale, indeed, comparable with war-time efforts (starting in the UK from the Boer Wars or , if one includes the purely{!!} imperialist adventures, virtually from the time of the Crimea)
    WE FIND THAT TODAY, THE SELF-STYLED “PROGRESSIVE” OR “LIBERAL” MEDIA INVARIABLY TRY TO ENCLOSE THEIR CRITICISMS OF THE POWERFUL WITHIN THE COMPASS OF NEO-LIBERALISM.
    THEY WANT TO PROVIDE SAFETY VALVES FOR AUTHENTIC PROTEST, BUT ESSENTIALLY DO WORSE THAN THE OBVIOUSLY HYSTERICAL POPULIST VOICES.
    War pays too well for its devotees/profiteers to give up easily, and their exposure is a necessary but not sufficient step towards a better world.
    Chilcot noted how the Bush-Blair bloodlust undermined the UN, a body which still, however imperfectly, remains perhaps the only potential avenue to a less cruel world.

  2. Two of the five committee members of the Chilcot inquiry into the (il)legality of British participation in the invasion of Iraq are Jewish — Sir Martin Gilbert a militant Zionist, and Sir Lawrence Freedman the drafter of Blair’s invasion policy. Despite the deck being stacked, witness after witness has testified the invasion was illegal, and former British prime minister Tony Blair was booed after telling the inquiry he has no regrets.

    Is this just symbolic ? Will the Brits hang the rat ?

  3. I am thrilled to see the Chilcot Report supporting the fact that the attack on Iraq was/is a war crime, and Blair, Bush et al must face the consequences.

    What is so difficult to understand is why Blair, Bush and their partners in crime could pull off this dastardly deed ? It just goes to show the Blair , and Bush Administrations were ‘rotten to the core’ .

    Anything less than all of these perpetrators being dragged to the Hague and tried by the International Court would be an even bigger crime.

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