War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"Tony Blair: "There couldn't be a more serious charge, that I ordered our troops into conflict on the basis of intelligence evidence that I falsified, I take it as about as serious an attack on my integrity as there could possibly be. The charge is untrue and I hope they will accept that.""
Well, Tony, someone is telling porky pies, and as you're at the top, unless you find out who lied to you, then the buck stops with you.
Someone invented the 45 minute idea. Someone sexed up the dodgy dossier. Someone lied to me.
"Robin Cook says of Alastair Campbell: "He has handled the last two weeks brilliantly, in that he has managed to convince half the media that the foreign affairs inquiry is into the origins of his war with Andrew Gilligan, not into the war with Iraq."
He is also critical of the September dossier. "There aren't any weapons ready for use in 45 minutes; there was no uranium. There were no chemical production factories rebuilt; there was no nuclear weapons programme."
Something very bad is happening at the top. It must have the reasons for the resignations of Robin Cook and Claire Short. Now, to cover up the crap, their covering up the crap.
This is deadly serious.
When Blair says, "erm, look we have a problem with North Korea..." I won't believe a word. He must think the great British unwashed are thick.
I used to admire Blair. Looks like power corrupts.