Impeach Blair for misleading us over Iraq war- says
General Sir Michael Rose.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
James Chapman and Matthew Hickley
TONY BLAIR should be IMPEACHED for taking Britain to war
with IRAQ, says retired General.
Sir Michael Rose, who led UN forces in Bosnia, said the Prime Minister should
NOT be allowed to ‘walk away’ from the CONFLICT.
accused him of misleading Parliament and the country about his true motives for
General insisted he would have resigned rather than take troops to war based on
the Government’s flimsy evidence
He makes the claims in a TV documentary to be shown by
Channel 4 later this month.
[We wonder how Admiral
Michael Boyce who asked for a legal acceptance of the war from Tony Blair as
depicted in the
‘WHY WE WENT TO WAR’
drama/documentary decided to toe the line when he must have had more than a few
doubts of the scant legal justification for the war - did not smell a rat, and keep his hands clean]
In the programme [on Channel 4 later this week General Sir
Michael Rose] says:
‘The Politicians should be
account, and my view is that
Blair should be IMPEACHED.
‘That would prevent politicians treating quite so
carelessly the subject of taking a country into war.’
yesterday on Radio 4’s Today programme, he said:
‘To go to war on what turns out to be false grounds is
something that no one should be allowed to walk away from.’
Despite Mr Blair’s claims that his aim was to rid Iraq of
weapons of mass destruction, he probably has some other strategy in mind, the
‘The consequences of that war have been quite disastrous
both for the people of Iraq, and also for the West in terms of the wider
interests in the war against global terror.’
The General is one of a number of retired soldiers taking
part in Friday’s documentary-IRAQ: The Failure of WAR -by former war
correspondent and Independent MP Martin Bell.
[General Rose] tells Mr Bell that UN weapons inspectors should have been given
more time to see if Saddam Hussein really had such weapons.
‘They (politicians) should not contemplate taking the
more serious decision any politician can take - and that is to go to war
-without proper grounds and without proper adequate resources to fulfil the
strategy that has been outlined.’
In the documentary, Mr Bell denounces war as an
A group of MP’s tried to have Mr Blair
HIGH CRIMES and
-last year. But they have been unsuccessful in getting
it debated in the COMMONS. There have
been four INQUIRES into different aspects of the CONFLICT.
These include the Butler report into intelligence failings
and the Hutton Inquiry into the death of Government scientist Dr David Kelly.
[The sad loss of a rare man
of PRINCIPLE Robin Cook within the
HOUSE whose resignation had it been followed by many others surrounding Tony
Blair would have stopped the mad dash to war .
The redoubtable Clare Short and Robin Cook were a true exemplars of the
best that have been moved by their place of honour in our once respected Mother
Many still find the death of
Robin Cook suspicious knowing the warning that Robin Cook gave to the Prime
Minster at the time of his resignation that even he may lose his Crown. We have the case of David Kelly as a prime
example. What an opportunity for a
rogue unit within MI6 to obtain an operative to dispose of a man who is on a
climbing holiday - it is a perfect Agatha Christie plot.
But those who have already
betrayed their country would have no compunction in removing such an accomplished
and stolid man of PRINCIPLE and INTEGRITY as his stature would always be an
affront in the HOUSE to those who did not appreciate his HONESTY and BRAVERY to
make a stand. The war lobby with the PM at its head were committed to the deed
of HELL and low betide any late defections]
One is reminded of the words
of Lord Acton (1834-1902)
‘POWER TENDS TO CORRUPT, AND
ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY’
More than 100 MP’s are
backing calls for an investigation of how the Government came to back the U.S.
official spokesman said:
‘General Rose is entitled
to his view, Equally, the Government is entitled to point out that we have had
free democratic elections in Iraq for the first time in well over a
‘In terms of the reasons why
we went to war, that has been investigated by four Inquires.
‘We have in process the
creation of a democratically-elected government in Iraq and that speaks for
[In double - speak it
means we decided to go to war what ever the opposition and though we have
almost destroyed the many centuries accumulation of our TRUE Democracy in
Britain or more specifically ENGLAND we have told the Iraqi people that they
must now take our so-called gift of democracy and of course sort out all the
extra troubles the Invasion of Iraq has brought on the Iraqi people. SO THERE!
We now learn that the three
regions of Iraq are now under the religious/national leaders and that the
American and British forces are literally bystanders which is what many
predicted before the war in Iraq commenced.
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