Tuesday, 12 January 2010
I thought this post on the Scoop blog, following evidence given by the former MoD head John Day to the Chilcot inquiry on the Iraq war - you know, latest in the series, let's keep having inquiries intil we get the answer we want, namely that killing Muslims is just fine and dandy so long as it is brown-skin people who do it, and by the way let's throw acid over girls who go to school - was interesting. The "surge" policy of the then Bush administration turned things around further north in Iraq, better late than never, but in the British zone in the south there seems to have been a failure of will which led to accommodation with extremists and left the Basra population under attack from the Guardian readers' favourite chaps, the jihadists. Was the then government under Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown too much influenced by those lovely Guardian-reading fans of jihad? Hein? I think we should be told.