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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Iraq inquiry turning in a cover up and whitewash

So now we learn that the Prime Minister Gordon Brown and members of the Cabinet will not be giving evidence to the Iraq Inquiry until after the general election - what a bloody disgrace.

I am starting to wonder if this is an inquiry or just a government funded whitewash?

Sir John Chilcot's committee will wait until after polling day to interview Gordon Brown, David Miliband and Douglas Alexander.

Although New Labour former spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, former attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Tony Blair, Des Browne MP, John Reid, Geoff Hoon, Jack Straw, Margaret Beckett, Lord Turnbull and Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshall Sir Jock Stirrup will all be called in January or early February before the inquiry is put on ice until after polling day.

I think this is an insult to the intelligence of British voters, and I do wonder what influence has been placed on Sir John Chilcot to do this? Given the amount of Labour seats the Liberal Democrats are targeting it just smells a little of a done deal in the darkened corridors of Westminster.

Sir John Chilcott says the decision to allow the Prime Minister and Cabinet members to give evidence after the general election is to ensure the inquiry stays outside party politics.

I think this is just nonsense, they made their decisions as Labour MPs so surely can give evidence in the same manner? What difference does the timing make? If the opposition parties are going to make anything of it they still can, although the Tories have no right to do so as it was they and the Labour Parties who united to take us into the illegal war in Iraq.

Tony Blair has made it clear he would have taken us into war anyhow but always needed the support of Cameron's Tories and as we know he got it.

They should all hang their heads in shame!

1 comment:

cynicalHighlander said...

"They should all hang their heads in shame!"

Yes but we should also in allowing them to overule and create the sham of democracy in the UK.

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