Alternative Labour Party Campaign

By AnthonyLast updated: Monday, April 25, 2005 • Save & Share6 Comments

Since Iraq is back as an election issue, here’s another way of looking at it. Not sure that the Alistair Campbell would go for this, but you never know.

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Comment from Keir Hardie
Time 25/4/2005 at 11:03 am

At this election, think:

Yugoslavia: invented claims of genocide and deliberately blocked diplomatic resolution at Ramboulliet by offering terms deliberately designed to be rejected: all in order to bomb for 78 days.

Afghanistan: launched assault on one of the poorest nations on earth in order –allegedly- to get one man (without evidence). Instituted new precedent that entire nations can be attacked if their governments harbour alleged terrorists (although no mention made of applying this to states such as the US who do the same). Changed pretext, several weeks in, to removing Taliban and threatened Afghan people that we would keep bombing ‘until they get the leadership changed’ (much the same warning given my Al-Qaeda to us).

Iraq: warned that Iraq posed a grave threat to international security. Promised that Saddam could stay in power if he disarmed. Blocked all diplomatic efforts to avert conflict. Undermined inspections. Falsified evidence. Lied to the UN. Bugged other countries. Deliberately misrepresented results of previous inspections and the French diplomatic position. Lied about mass graves. Bombed against world opinion and changed pretext afterwards.

What Labour Party?

Comment from Natalie Solent
Time 27/4/2005 at 3:22 pm

Loved it. Actually it’s persuaded me to vote Conservative – but that’s because it would be unbearable to see the Lib Dems unseat our local Tory MP and then say it was because of the war.

Comment from Ingrid
Time 27/4/2005 at 3:34 pm

Great image. Thanks. I’ve blogged it.

Read Stephen Pollard’s Help!

And Clive Soley’s latest post.

Comment from Paul Coletti
Time 5/5/2005 at 12:12 pm

Great post but I cannot help but wish Tone had been a damn sight more bloody-minded when making the war decision. The way he is currently tying himself up into weird positions trying to explain his ’2nd resolution’ stance in 2003 just goes to show that when it comes to international law and international
dictators the best policy is to come straight out; be full and frank :”You’re a sleazeball and you’re going to be deposed”

Imagine if Milosevic had been forcibly removed from power in the late eighties? No Bosnian war? No Kosovan conflict?

I cwonder who’ll be next : Mugabe? Khomeini? Chirac?

Watch this space!