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Two- No Three- Things I Want To Say About Lockerbie [Sep. 2nd, 2009|09:28 am]
Tony Grist
I broke my fast and looked at The Times on line yesterday. I didn't read much- honestly- because- equally honestly- it was making me feel ill. What especially made me feel ill was an article by someone I'd never heard of saying the Megrahi case had finally killed off the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the USA- and berating the British government for letting this happen.  I haven't bored you with my views on that issue yet- and I'm not going to do it now except to say two things, very briefly. The first is that Lockerbie has been soused in ugly, disgusting politics since the beginning- and I think it very likely that Megrahi is innocent. The second is that I think it's rather splendid that tiny, little Scotland was prepared to stand up and defy the might of the USA- for whatever reason. Oh, and there's a third- and it's this: that for a nation that's always banging on about how Christian it is, the USA doesn't half have a legalistic, Old Testament attitude to justice! 
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 10:50 am (UTC)
That's what I think too. In recent years the special relationship has involvd us in a great deal of humiliation and criminality.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-09-02 11:11 am (UTC)
Co-signed. It really alarmed me that Tony Blair could bring a country into a war it overwhelmingly (by the look of the protests) didn't want to fight.

Even Mr Strange was at some anti-war protest and he's as right-wing as all get out.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-09-02 11:45 am (UTC)
It's a war we got involved in because Tony Blair enjoyed strolling round Camp David on George Bush's arm

And just about the only person to profit from it was "Daddy Warbucks".
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-09-02 03:39 pm (UTC)
You are not alone in this opinion. As an American let me say that WE overwhelmingly did not want to fight Iraq, either, but were overruled by the power elite.
"We the People" really do not have as much of a voice as we would like. Witness public opinion about national health care vs. vocal minority opinion, backed by the same power elite.
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