The Big Intervention
I don't think there is an argument left for Blair to stay.
His actions during this war have been shameful and now the British public have cast the mother of all protest votes.
He has to go. Future generations will look back and wonder how he managed to stay so long. They will want to know how a Prime Minister that took us to war "by mistake", was allowed to get away with it.
This version, of course, is giving him the benefit of the doubt. When the kindest telling of the tale is that we went to war in error then the game must surely up.
Because if it wasn't the biggest ever mistake, then it was all lies and Blair knew all along there were no weapons of mass destruction. While America went to war for oil, Britain it seems, went to war because we didn't have the guts or intelligence to stand up to the USA.
The media men that have had the guts to stand up to Blair have had it tough. Casualties have included Greg Dyke, Andrew Gilligan and Piers Morgan. They have all lost their jobs, and yet the greatest inaccuracies of this war have come from Number 10. In spite of this, Blair continues to hold onto his post.
For me though, the most telling statement of the war, came before the start of shock and awe. It came from Robin Cook in his resignation speech.
I have repeatedly posted that link to this weblog and in particular there is this comment:
"Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in the commonly understood sense of the term - namely a credible device capable of being delivered against a strategic city target. "
I post it again because no one has ever managed to answer how come Robin Cook knew and yet Blair and Bush didn't? Or is it just that Cook was the only one not lying?
Unlike Blair, Bush, Dyke, Gilligan and Morgan, time has proved that Cook was a 100pc right. He made a stand, resigned from the cabinet and set out his arguments. Another good man lost to the debacle that has been the Iraq war.
In an ideal world he should be allowed to return. He has already won the argument and been proved right.
And Blair was wrong and he should go. The sooner the better.
Because, unlike Blair, all the mistakes of aforementioned have not lead to the killing of 10,000 innocent Iraqi civilians.
In a truly civilised society the cost to Blair should be so much more than his job.
However, it would be a good start.
Love, light and peace,
I saw two shooting stars last night I wished on them but they were only satellites. It's wrong to wish on space hardware. I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care.