Sunday, February 25, 2007

Basra is the Waterloo of the Napoleon of Downing Street

"With the collapse of parliamentary scrutiny the prime minister answers for his actions only in press interviews. Last week’s encounter with the BBC’s John Humphrys was another eerie voyage to planet Blair. The response to any bad news was, 'Well, Saddam was a murderous, bloody tyrant', and to any criticism, 'Well, yunno, I disagree.' Blair regards the laws of cause and effect as inoperable in his case. Remove the framework of government from a nation and the consequence is 'not my fault'. If the ensuing mayhem leads to tens of thousands of deaths it is 'not my fault'." —Simon Jenkins

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