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Anglo-American terrorism

Posted by Alison Dale ( on February 18, 2001 at 15:52:38:

I am also disgusted and distressed by the joint American and British bombing of Baghdad. The reasons given seem completely spurious and without any discussion in Parliament the action has, as Tony Benn has recently commented, all the characteristics of a "terrorist attack". By allowing British forces to join in with this raid Tony Blair has made Britain even more like the fifty first state or the Airstrip One of George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four" than we were previously. This barbaric act was taken by President Bush without any consultation with either the Senate or Congress and seems like the typical illegitimate act of a man whose actual election was achieved in such an atmosphere of mistrust and doubtful practices. I'd be interested to know what our MP thinks about this issue. Is this what we have to look forward to if we re-elect a Labour Government. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this might as well be 1991 with the Tories in power and the Gulf War raging.