Saturday, November 19, 2005

AlterNet: War on Iraq: U.S. Lied About Chemical Weapons in Iraq

Ann Clwyd makes my flesh creep. Just what is the Government holding on her? From a peace campaigner to the worst kind of knee jerk Govet supporter. Like the Americans the Brits have been lying about the use of chemical weapons in Iraq.

But that is fine for America. Hey! They did nt sign up to the latrst treaty to ban them. That's fine then.

AlterNet: War on Iraq: U.S. Lied About Chemical Weapons in Iraq: "Ann Clwyd, the Labour MP who turned from peace campaigner to chief apologist for an illegal war, is, as far as I can discover, the only one of these armchair warriors to engage with the issue.

In May this year, she wrote to the Guardian to assure us that reports that a 'modern form of napalm' has been used by US forces 'are completely without foundation. Coalition forces have not used napalm -- either during operations in Falluja, or at any other time.' How did she know? The British foreign office minister told her. Before the invasion, Clwyd travelled through Iraq to investigate Saddam's crimes against his people. She told the House of Commons that what she found moved her to tears. After the invasion, she took the minister's word at face value, when a 30-second search on the internet could have told her it was bunkum. It makes you wonder whether she really gave a damn about the people for whom she claimed to be campaigning.

Saddam, facing a possible death sentence, is accused of mass murder, torture, false imprisonment and the use of chemical weapons. He is certainly guilty on all counts. So, it now seems, are those who overthrew him."

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