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Was the War the in Iraq Justified?

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Was the War the in Iraq Justified? Corin Cole Early last year, the latest Gulf War broke out, and, within weeks, British and American leaders claimed that peace would prevail: that the fighting had ended. More than six months after the 'end of the war', soldiers, and Iraqis, are still dying. What went wrong? Was Bush lying all along, or did he just make a mistake? I think that the answer to this question is obvious: Bush and Blair, or 'Bliar', as anti-war campaigners call him, have lying to us all along. Before the war, the UN vetoed the war, until such time as there was any proof that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Bush and Blair, however, decided to ignore the clearly superior views of others. They went straight ahead with the war, insisting that action must be taken 'before it is too late'. However, by the end of the war, no weapons of mass destruction had been found. In fact, on the scale of weapons of mass destruction, America has enough power to dominate the world! Before the war broke out, the majority of British citizens were against it. However, after the start of war, many changed their views, not because they thought there should be a war, but because ...read more.


And that is English billions, not American, so that is $6,000,000,000,000! And then, having lied to us, and gone against what, we, the population wanted, Blair invited over his 'play'mate to Britain. But, of course, George Bush wouldn't want to come unguarded, would he! It had cost us, yes, that is right, us, the British population, over six million pounds. He has had Buckingham palace half re-built 'for his safety'. He has had his bomb-proof limo flown over, and a bomb-proof helicopter. Over a hundred personal bodyguards, some in uniform others not, and, worst of all, they have been ordered, by Bush, to shoot out at anything at all suspicious! And it is perfectly clear that he has not wanted here. There have been mass 'sit-in's outside Buckingham Palace, organised by Voices UK, a peace group. Thousands, although the news claims only hundreds, gathered yesterday. And that wasn't even the big demonstration! The real demonstration will be today, Thursday, at five o'clock. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, are expected. But however many there are, police will give the news figures at least ten, if not one hundred, times less. All over the country, against bush's visit, there have been huge demonstrations. ...read more.


On the first day of the military action against Iraq, AI Greece organized a vigil in front of the Greek parliament in Athens together with 9 other Greek and international NGOs (Medecins Sans Frontieres, Medecins du Monde, Greenpeace, ActionAid, WWF Greece, Mediterranean SOS Network, Citizens in Action, and three youth organizations: Happy Children, Happy Youth, and ARSIS). The Dutch section organized a public action in front of the Dutch government building on 18 March 2003, just before the start of the debate on Iraq in the parliament. In the South Korean capital, Seoul, more than 2,000 people marched on the city centre to oppose the sending of South Korean troops to Iraq. A quarter of a million people took to the streets in the city of Sydney. One march, shortly before the annual Labour Party conference, started in Hyde Park and was followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square addressed by speakers including Tony Benn, filmmaker Ken Loach and Labour MP George Galloway. George Galloway said "Foreign occupiers are not the solution to Iraq's problem, they are Iraq's problem." These views are all summed up in the posters used in a Paris demo, 'NON A LA GUERRE! NO TO WAR!' I think that, quite simply, Bush and Blair, the (B)liars, have got to go. They deserve to be tried for war crimes, and to be convicted! ...read more.

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