Interesting that the Chairman of the Iraq Chilcot Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot, received a knighthood due to a “grateful Blair” , who “worked closely with Chilcot on the Northern Ireland peace process,” after he became Prime Minister on the 2nd of May 1997. Not really surprising then that Sir John agreed not to publish the correspondence between Blair and Bush in full. Seems there was a whitewash here, but then there would probably have been a whitewash anyway.
Still, this “probably” is not going to be enough to have Theresa May want to accuse Tony of breaking international law and an “unacceptable breach of civilised behaviour”, or for David Cameron to accuse him of “appalling behaviour” . However, this is the language May and Cameron use when referencing Vladimir Putin after the Litvinenko Inquiry, which was only started on the 31 July 2014, or at a time when Russia’s relations with the Britain were at a particular low point, revealed that he “probably” knew about the killing.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t done much research into Putin’s involvement, but what is particularly irritating is the almost mind-boggling hypocrisy here. On the one hand we have a cover up regarding possibly the one of the greatest war crimes of the century and on the other we have a thoroughly politicised Inquiry setting out to prove the particular culpability of the leader of another country in the killing of someone who was on the pay role of Her Majesty’s intelligence services. Of course, how his killing was carried out and indeed his killing itself cannot be condoned.
Nevertheless, the pompous holier-than-thou preaching from a country which breaches international law time and time again and which has been, and still is, providing Saudi Arabia with those weapons, which are being used on a daily basis to kill men, women and children in the Yemen, and which indeed is in the process of getting involved directly in that killing, really might make one puke.
Might, but that, of course, won’t happen, after all the sanctimonious drivel that comes out of London on a daily basis is nothing new and if we were to be sick every time we hear Cameron talking about renewing NHS funding, while asset stripping on a criminal scale, or bringing democracy to a country that in fact ends up far worse off than it was before the British got involved ….. Well, if we were to be sick every time we took note of their sanctimonious, pompous, hypocritical drivel, we would end up looking for a hospital bed, which I am told is becoming increasingly difficult to find these days.