Monday, 1 February 2010

Blair's appearance before the Chilcot Enquiry was pretty nauseating. His absolute belief in his own judgement is positively pathological, and his expression of no regrets is disgusting. I'm afraid I don't expect much from the Enquiry though; two of its members, Gilbert and Freedman, are long-standing Blair supporters, and Gilbert was one of his foreign policy advisers!!!

The fact that Gilbert and Freedman are Jewish has led to accusations of 'anti-Semitism' against anyone who questions their suitability, but the complaint is not that they are Jewish but that they are Zionists. It would have been equally bad if they had been Christian Zionists (of whom there are millions - probably out-numbering Jewish Zionists). If they had been non-Zionist Jews, that would have been fine.

This is the third loaded and toothless enquiry into the Iraq War. There is something 1984-ish about this persistent attempt by the Government to re-write history.

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