If I had opposed the Iraq war, I would be really alarmed by now by the extent to which the conspiracy theorists have taken over my side of the argument.
You need only mention Iraq on Twitter to get the full Iraqocaust, million died,* war criminal psychorama which is gearing up for the 10th anniversary of [...]
The wheezing traction engine of Blair rage is being cranked into action again, as the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (20 March) approaches. Each time, the arguments on the anti side become simpler and more removed from what happened at the time.
I couldn’t make it to Thursday’s debate at Goldsmith’s, “Iraq 10 Years [...]
Kevin Marsh’s book, Stumbling Over Truth, tells of his time as editor of the BBC Today programme in 2003 when it broadcast Andrew Gilligan’s report about the Iraq dossier. It is a savage condemnation of how a cabal of people in positions of power, their certainty reinforced by groupthink, sexed up an important piece of work, including [...]
(This is a re-post of a comment from 12 September, which has been lost in the preparations to transfer from Independent Blogs to Independent Voices. The first and third in this series are still available.)
Kevin Marsh, the editor of the BBC Today programme when it broadcast Andrew Gilligan’s report on the Iraq dossier in 2003, has replied to [...]
Kevin Marsh, in his latest blog post in our exchange about the libel he broadcast when he edited the BBC Today programme in 2003, adopts the usual tactic of Tony Blair’s accusers. When challenged, they redefine the allegation.
Having previously accepted that Andrew Gilligan’s original report was untrue, a “huge error” and a “very, very serious [...]
Kevin Marsh, who was editor of the BBC Today programme when it broadcast one of the most serious libels in political history, has a book out next week in which he explains how he was sort of right and Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell were totally wrong.
It will play well into the post-Tutu tantrum into [...]
The “war criminal” insult used to be confined to the wilder shores of anti-war conspiracy theories, but sadly it has followed “liar” into the mainstream, as the debate over Iraq becomes ever more detached from what actually happened nine years ago.
The blessed Desmond Tutu has a lot to answer for in opening the sluice gate [...]
Desmond Tutu’s ignorant, rude and wrong posturing, about which I wrote at the weekend, has set off another wave of the Blair rage.
I have previously mocked George Monbiot’s campaign to “arrest” Tony Blair for not agreeing with the anti-war people. Monbiot (pictured) said two years ago:
You can mock our feeble attempts to hold Tony Blair [...]
Fine column by David Aaronovitch in today’s Times (pay wall), on the way perfectly sincere Blair haters construct a “truth” in which they they believe. The best bits:
This week there have been unsourced stories from Sir John Chilcot [actually they were from Sir John's letter to the Prime Minister] suggesting that the Iraq Inquiry is being held up [...]
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