Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wrong And Still Wrong

We want to hear Tony Blair say he was wrong, even if just in the way he justified the war on Iraq. We think Tony Blair is better than Bush, I do not think anyone would ever expect Bush to realise the war was wrong, but Tony Blair might be able to.

Tony Blair was wrong to invade another country in order to continue on-song with America. Blair should have made the stand, as the rest of the world did, against Bush’s aggression. That stand would have been far more powerful with Britain onside. And who knows, maybe it would have given Bush second thoughts – certainly it would have made the moral equation simpler.

Instead Blair’s choice has made Britain weaker, ultimately it appears as a lackey of the States, and that’s what it is and what it will be until another such situation (God forbid) arises when the test of ‘loyalty’ vs ‘right’ rises again. Loyalty is the attribute of hierarchical societies, of power and control. Right is the attribute of responsible societies where rights are more important than loyalties. We must always question (and break) our loyalties when sustaining them violates others rights, when it harms.


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