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Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by tucsonmike on 30 January 2010 3:09pm
 
What do the British folks think of this?
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by Spursfan on 30 January 2010 3:59pm
 
I am going to get a lot of flak for this, but I have to say what I think.

I thought he did very well.

I agree that the war in Iraq is/was a necessary evil - wmd or no wmd, that man and his supporters needed to be got rid of.

Yes I am so sad when there are deaths - so often the soldiers killed are just babies - I am often moved to tears when the bodies are repatriated. However I still support the war in Iraq.

I hate to say it but if our forefathers had protested against going to war with Germany, Hitler (or his successors) would be still in charge of Germany and many other countries now.

Sometimes actions do speak louder than words, and our world will be a safer place without Saddam and his sons.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by peripatetically on 30 January 2010 11:33pm
 
Good for you, Anne!
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by ev on 31 January 2010 5:35am
 
"Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil":

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article2461214.ece

Necessary evil, eh? Sure. Whatever you want to call it.

War always was, and always will be, about money.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by peripatetically on 31 January 2010 1:18pm
 
Depends on whose side you are on, Ev. WWII was, for the USA, about living a decent life.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by ev on 31 January 2010 1:56pm
 
Well it certainly was for America's largest firms like Standard Oil, Ford, GM, GE, etc. who made a killing (so to speak) out of the war.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/daily/nov98/nazicars30.htm

The rapid expansion and military successes of Nazi Germany were only possible with the support of those companies.

So no, it doesn't depend on whose side you are on. Oh, except maybe the Iraqi side now. The Iraqi people are currently paying reparation money to their invaders.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by bIG bLOGGER on 31 January 2010 2:18pm
 
ev: you may have a strong valid point here. Check out another website-blog titled "THE DEBATE" at:

http://www.thedebate.org
The Debate: Was Oil a Motive for The War in Iraq and Afghanistan?

This blog argues that the Iraq War WAS principally about regulating and assuring a continuous steady flow of Iraqi oil to the gas-hungry West.
George W.Bush,previous to becoming President,was an oilman. His Presidential Campaign was principally funded by rich oil entrepreneurs and the major US oil companies. Dick Cheney had a job with the Halliburton Corporation,which supplies the oil industry. And Saddam invaded and annexed Kuwait in 1990 for OIL,which precipitated the 1st Persian Gulf War/American counter-invasion.

If this contention holds true,and invading Iraq was George Bush's planned Oil War,then I would think that The Chilcot Inquiry putting all these British ministers,advisers,and Tony Blair himself into a hot seat and grilling him for 6 hours,is a total irrelevance.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by ev on 31 January 2010 3:19pm
 
The Chilcot Inquiry wasn't a grilling, it was a public relations exercise.
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by bIG bLOGGER on 31 January 2010 3:40pm
 
True,ev,but I think that many "anti's" [i.e. vociferous opponents of the Iraq War] might relish seeing Tony Blair actually GRILLED on a spit,and roasted alive. :)
 
Re: Tony Blair in the Hot Seat. by ev on 31 January 2010 4:48pm
 
Abu Ghraib will do.
 
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