This Week , Jack Straw, appeared on Question Time, BBC TV, and had to face one of the few conservative voices who opposed the government on Iraq, Ken Clark.
Jack Straw may well have felt stitched-up by the selection of panellists that he faced on the show, including the loathsome grandstanding Piers Morgan, whose tabloid instincts ought to exclude him from any serious programme. His personal abuse of Margaret Becket demanded an intervention by the chairman, and so to did the constant barracking of Jack Straw who was after all trying to admit to “dire” failures in Iraq by the United States administration..
David Cameron was asked this morning by Andrew Marr if he would endorse any unpopular policies since he had just heard him declare that his party would now “listen to the people”. Cameron thus gets credit for endorsing the most unpopular policy of all, the Invasion of Iraq.
Oliver Stone’s movie, “World Trade Centre” has been panned by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian. I am not a fan of the conspiracy theorist within Oliver Stone, but this week I heard him claim that the movie was meticulously researched. However, today Oliver Stone got a 1 star review because he “bangs on about the link between 9/11 and Iraq”
Members of parliament of all persuasions and of course, the electorate, have supported Tony Blair’s policy in Iraq, either because they thought it was the right thing, or because they thought it was in their own self-interest to avoid death by weapons of mass destruction.
Thus we now have an alignment with the righteous non-interventionists, blighted with selective amnesia, and the selfish majority who likes a skirmish, as long as we win.
Will Self also had it in for Tony Blair this week with an impressive rhetoric, that finally descended into name calling.
“Tony Blair is sanctimonious,” he said somewhat sanctimoniously.
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