It’s in some ways surprising that this story has not been more widely circulated. A man whose lies helped to make the case for invading Iraq – starting a nine-year war costing more than 100,000 lives and hundreds of billions of dollars – will come clean in his first ever British television interview tomorrow. “Curveball”,… Continue reading The Iraq war was started thanks to a Liar
Via Ed Driscoll: Stewart actually tried his best to take the clown nose off at first. Starting with Rumsfeld’s quote about the dangers of mixing power and certainty is a reasonable starting point for the liberal critique of Bush/Rumsfeld/Iraq (not saying I agree with it, just looking at it from the outside). The problem begins… Continue reading Quote of the day – dumb guy trying to claim smart guy is evil edition
From the Washington Post The largest unauthorized disclosure of classified government documents in U.S. history confirms a long-standing assertion of President George W. Bush at the start of the 2007 troop surge: Iran was orchestrating one side of the Iraqi insurgency.
BBC reports. Specialist Manning, 22, was detained during a tour of duty in Iraq, and is being held in Kuwait pending further investigations. The WikiLeaks website posted a video which it says shows the US military shooting civilians in Baghdad in 2007. It has not confirmed Spc Manning as its source for the helicopter footage.… Continue reading Wikileaks leaker Caught
The left is going spare about a WikiLeaks video that shows US forces shooting at men on a street in Bagdad from the air. Idiot/Savant is in no doubt what happened. In February, WikiLeaks revealed that it would be holding a press conference in the US to expose a classified US military video showing the… Continue reading To shoot or not to shoot?
From the Times online: Imagine for a moment that you’ve woken up to the election results from North Korea. Or Syria. Or even China. The turnout is above 62 per cent, and millions of votes have been cast throughout the country for an exhaustingly wide range of candidates from all sorts of political parties and… Continue reading Iraq has moved *forward*
Sometimes it’s hard to pick out a quote, but I’ll do my best with this excellent essay. Emphasis mine. As the War Cabinet met, the fate of the Dunkirk evacuation remained unknown. Fighting on seemed to offer, well, only blood, toil, tears and sweat. And defeat. The chance of preserving something of the British way… Continue reading Churchill and Iraq
He made some very good points. “This isn’t about a lie, or a conspiracy, or a deceit, or a deception, this is a decision,” said Blair, who initially looked nervous but grew more confident as the hearing went on. A decision with far wider consequences than any taken by those (sometimes literally) screaming for his… Continue reading Blair Schools the World on Iraq
No Right Turn is encouraging vigilantism for PR purposes. Enter the Arrest Blair campaign. They’re offering a bounty to anyone who attempts a peaceful citizens arrest of Tony Blair for crimes against peace. The attempt doesn’t have to be successful, but it does have to be reported in the media. The aim is to embarrass… Continue reading Arrest Blair, and give me Proof Saddam was a Murderer!
The BBC reports that China is drilling in Iraq. Critics of the US invasion six years ago often said its ultimate aim was to control Iraq’s vast deposits of oil. So it is ironic, perhaps, that the first foreign oil company to start drilling operations in the country since 2003 should be from America’s growing… Continue reading Iraq, Oil, Irony and Leftist Stupidity