On getting back from the Demo i am told by Blair that i must feel guilt and shame for not helping them get rid of the Evil Tyrant that is torturing and murdering his people.
Mmmmmm i think i need to talk to Tony to ask him just when Saddam became this awful man (which he is) Here i will defer to the credible words of John Pilger-
" When I was in Iraq in 1999, I met an assistant hotel
manager whose sardonic sense of western double
standards was a treat.
"Ah, a journalist from Britain!" he said. "Would you
like to see where Mr Douglas Hurd stayed, and Mr David
Melon - (he meant Mellor) - and Mr Tony Newton, and
all the other members of Mrs Thatcher's government...
These gentleman were our friends, our benefactors."
This man has a collection of the Iraqi
English-language newspaper, the Baghdad Observer, from
the "good old days". Saddam Hussein is on the front
page, where he always is. The only change in each
photograph is that he is sitting on his white
presidential couch with a different British government
minister, who is smiling a smile uncannily similar to
that of his murderous host.
There, in yellowing print, is Douglas Hurd twice - on
the couch and on page two, bowing before the tyrant.
And there is the corpulent David Mellor, also a
Foreign Minister, on the same white couch in 1988.
While Mellor, or "Mr Melon" as the assistant manager
preferred, was being entertained by Saddam Hussein,
his host ordered the gassing of 5,000 Kurds in the
town of Halabja. News of this atrocity the Foreign
Office tried to suppress and the US State Department
tried to blame on Iran. "Please give Mr Melon my
greetings," said the assistant manager.
The 1994 Scott Inquiry into Britain's illegal supply
of arms to Saddam Hussein found that deception was
widespread among senior British officials and
diplomats. One of those commended by Sir Richard Scott
for the honesty of his evidence was the former head of
the Iraq Desk in Whitehall, Mark Higson, who described
"a culture of lying" in the Foreign Office.
Nothing has changed under Tony Blair. The Foreign
Office has consistently lied about the inhuman effects
of the American-driven embargo on the Iraqi civilian
population. It has lied about the rise in the number
of cancers in southern Iraq, the "Hiroshima effect" of
depleted uranium, a weapon of mass destruction used by
British and American forces during the Gulf War. It
has lied about the vast amounts of humanitarian goods
denied to Iraq, even though the UN Security Council
has approved them. These include cancer assessment and
treatment, medical equipment, and equipment that would
allow Iraq to clean up its contaminated battlefields.
ON the issue of Iraq, the likeness between Thatcher's
Tories and Blair's New Labour is remarkable. In 2000,
Peter Hain, a Foreign Office minister and a zealous
supporter of the embargo on the civilian population,
blocked a parliamentary request to publish the full
list of the British companies that had helped to
sustain Saddam Hussein in power."
The only things i feel guilt and shame about are the facts that he and his other awful half WILL attack Iraq and cause immense death and suffering. The other is that we have an utter tosser for a President Oh sorry i mean Prime Minister.
For other paintings of a similar discourteous and truthful nature visit "Paintings by Martyn Lacey"