"Blair's Silence is deafening" - Too right Ming !

Tony Blair now stands alone in the Labour Party hierarchy in not saying anything critical about the shambolic and disgraceful way the Iraqi government executed Saddam Hussein.

With John Prescott (deputy leader) , Lord Falconer (Labour leader in the Lords) and now Gordon Brown (future leader) calling the way it was carried out "deplorable", Ming Campbell is right to highlight that Tony Blair's silence on this issue is deafening.

What concerned by also form the BBC report (linked to above) is that there is a possibility that Tony Blair might be being quiet because of threats made by our sol called "friends" in the Iraqi government.

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has threatened that his government could "review relations with any country which criticised the execution of ex-leader Saddam Hussein."

So let's get this straight. We go to war, to rid Iraq of a tyrannical leader who does not allow freedom of speech in his own country to replace him by one who does not want freedom of speech in this country.

I've said it before so I'll say it again, with friends like the Iraqi government, we should hang our heads in shame.


Theo Spark said...

Do we really care. The only cause for complaint would have been using bungee rope and betting on 'how many boings'

Nich Starling said...

Some of us, those of us that believe it is the job of a nation state to act in a better way than terrorists, do care.

I would suspect that those in your party, who were more pro war than Labour, would disagree.

Anonymous said...

Ming is well known and respected for his views on foreign affairs. But people need to know what his views are on the domestic front. If I were advising him, I'd make him concentrate on UK issues - he's a prospective Prime Minister, not Foreign Secretary.