Friday, November 25, 2005

Dear David Cameron,

A cross-party motion has now been tabled in Parliament to set up a Select Committee to investigate the conduct of the Government's policy in going to war in Iraq.

The names appearing on the Early Day Motion include Alan Simpson (Labour), Kenneth Clarke and Douglas Hogg (Conservatives), Menzies Campbell (Liberal Democrats), Alex Salmond (SNP) and Elfyn Llwyd (Plaid Cymru).

Speaking at Westminster Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price, who drafted the motion, said:

"Too many questions remain unanswered about the way we were taken to war in Iraq, and we demand to have them answered. Neither the Hutton nor the Butler Inquiries addressed the central question - were the Parliament and country misled? Therefore it is essential that a committee is set up to investigate the matter thoroughly. If we do not restore proper accountability to the Government, it will corrupt our whole society by providing evidence that allows our enemies to call our democracy a sham."

The Early Day Motion reads:

"Conduct of Government Policy in relation to the war against Iraq"
"That this House believes that there should be a select committee of 7 Members, being members of her Majesty's Privy Council, to review the way in which the responsibilities of Government were discharged in relation to Iraq and all matters relevant thereto, in the period leading up to military action in that country in March 2003 and in its aftermath."

I would like to encourage you very strongly to support this motion. The people of this country and also the United States believe we have been misled over the Iraq war. Every day more evidence pours into the public domain that an inner circle in Washington was planning to invade Iraq even before 911, and that our Government went along with that policy, knowing that iraq posed no significant threat to us.


Blogger Marco Polo said...

This is kinda cute: The people of this country and also the United States believe we have been misled over the Iraq war The whole fucking world knew before the war started that the reasons given stank to high heaven. It seems only the people of the US and Britain were hoodwinked properly thanks to a cowed and co-opted media.

2:52 am  
Blogger Nick said...

Do you think this is too mealy mouthed a way of talking to the soon to be leader of her Majesty's opposition?
I am perhaps making too many allowances for the bubble of Tory reality. We all know he has them was what he said pre-war about Saddam and WMD.

10:04 am  

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