Emotional Spin For A Change Tony Blair Shameless Aide -
12 February 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
Is it genuine or just another shameless spin?
“The arch media manipulator, says the Daily Mail,
“appeared for a few seconds almost to lose it
altogether when he was pressed over Tony Blair's
evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war”.
Apparently Campbell was so upset because Tony Blair is
actually a “ totally honourable man”. Clearly Campbell
is not upset by the FACT that his own dodgy dossier
led to an illegal war and a genocide.
In the run up to the Iraq War, Alastair Campbell was
involved in the preparation and the release of the
"September Dossier" (September 2002) and the "Iraq
Dossier" (February 2003). Not before too long, both
documents had been proved to be heavily distorted and
detached from intelligence findings. Subsequent
investigations revealed that the September 2002
Dossier had been altered, on Campbell's orders, to be
consistent with a speech given by George W. Bush and
statements by other United States officials.
It is noticeable that Blair and Campbell repeat the
same shallow argument. They insist that the decision
to launch a war should not be the subject of legal
scrutiny, instead, it should be regarded as a
legitimate decision taken by a person in office. In
the minds of these two Neocons, a state’s leader’s
decisions are beyond legal examination.
If this argument is valid then the entire premise of
universal jurisdiction laws is totally futile and even
redundant. Politicians and state leaders can always
follow Blair and suggest to us that; ‘being the person
in charge, they did what they thought was the right
thing to do’. Interestingly enough, such an argument
could also be used by Stalin or Hitler. Like Blair
they made decisions while being in office. Like Blair
they believed that they were doing the right thing.
If Blair is correct, then there is no ethical or legal
argument that can justify any interventionist war
whatsoever. This is good news. We have to accept that
like Blair, other leaders also take decisions while in
office. Saddam, for instance, also made some decisions
while in office. In fact, most of us could easily live
without Neocon wars, yet, Blair cannot. The genocidal
man ended his recent Chilcot appearance calling for
another war against Iran. Maybe Blair believes that
leaders are entitled to make up such decisions while
in office unless they are Muslims.
As it happens, out of Blair’s and Campbell’s
solipsistic universe, in the reality we all share
together, as many as 1,366,350 Iraqis have died (so
far). They had been murdered in an interventionist
criminal war launched by Blair and Bush who “made a
decision” to follow a dodgy dossier that was outlined
by Campbell. In the ethical realm we tend to share,
Campbell and Blair should spend the rest of their
lives behind bars.
*Alastair Campbell- Director of Communications and
Strategy for the British Prime Minister Tony Blair