July 6, 2016

Chilcot – Truth to Power

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:55 pm by Aleksan

The Chilcot Report clearly shows Blair misled the people of this country and exaggerated the case for WMDs – which were never found. I remember being horrified at the time Blair and Parliament took us into, what I thought then, and think now, was a wrong and Ill judged decision to go to War. I supported the Stop the War Campaign and was ashamed and depressed by “Shock and Awe” when Baghdad was bombed by our American allies. It is from this time that I stopped having faith in politicians as being more to be trusted than the rest of us. It was at this point that I realised they lacked more than average intelligence, and that they were often ruled more by self interest than a desire to benefit the country. I once met an old man at a Textile Art Show, an ordinary old buffer – it was Sir John Chilcot, whose wife like mine is a Textile Artist. He may have spent seven years preparing his report but he has spoken truth to Power. Well done Sir!

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