why doesnt teflon tony want the Iraq enquiry in public?

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer


    'Tony Blair urged Gordon Brown to hold the independent inquiry into the Iraq war in secret because he feared that he would be subjected to a "show trial" if it were opened to the public, the Observer can reveal...

    ...Bush told Blair that the US had drawn up a provocative plan "to fly U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, painted in UN colours, over Iraq with fighter cover". Bush said that if Saddam fired at the planes, he would put Iraq in breach of UN resolutions and legitimise military action.

    Last night, Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, whose party opposed the war from the outset, said: "If this is true about Blair demanding secrecy, it is outrageous that an inquiry into the biggest foreign policy disaster since Suez is being muzzled to suit the individual needs of the man who took us to war."...

    ...Sir Christopher Meyer, who was the British ambassador in Washington in the run-up to the war and is likely to be called to give evidence to the inquiry, yesterday backed calls to make it public. "It should be open," he said. "I think it should also have powers of subpoena and people should give evidence on oath. I would be perfectly comfortable with that."

    He said the case for openness was increased because there had been "a ton of stuff" published in the US, both via official inquiries and in memoirs written by key players, making public what had previously been confidential. "I would be perfectly happy for the whole embassy archive in Washington [to be disclosed]," he added. "I haven't got a problem with that being made available. Things were very sensitive then, but this is 2009." '
  2. Another 'false flag' campaign to suit what had been the US Republcan party's previously-decided policy even before Bush set foot in the White House-and we all know now how he achieved that.Anyway,that's how they used the events of 9/11.
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Blair dosen't want it in public because he dosen't want the truth out there for all to see
    He can walk in to a room full of Labour toads and waffle away and stick to what ever story he has been breifed to give
    He dosen't want the press and media to challenge his version of events after all it's his living being Mr Nice around the world
    God forbid we get to find out he backed the invasion of a country because some thick septic and his mates thought it would be a good idea
    Likewise claiming God told him to do it won't hold up in a public enquiery either
    Blair is the one man with everything to lose in this and if he falls the whole sh1thouse comes down with him including Campbell and Brown to name but two
    As much as I think Brown would like to let him be hung out to dry both have got their finger prints over this whole thing and it suits neither for this to be scruitinised in public
    Blair is the officail envoy to the Middle East it won't do him any good if he's found out niether will it help his tours of the states if they think he has changed his tune and spoke against them

    Standbye for tales of soldiers being weighed down with so much nice new kit and ammo they could hardly walked

    Off course Blair can always point to the roaring sucess off the Bloody Sunday enquiery as a reason for it not being public since he gave in and allowed that but then were only trying to appease the Brithish public not some mudering scum who have offered us two 1940's tommy guns in exchange for everything they want
  4. If the truth ever comes out he'll need more than teflon to stay out of the shite
  5. I think Camermong needs to set the cat amongst the pigeons and announce that the next Tory govt. will immediately launch an exhaustive and fully public enquiry, and that all testimony will be given under oath.

    Perhaps Tony will take a walk in the woods and slit his wrists....
  6. If only. :x
    His skip licking wife would no doubt claim it was against his human rights or some other crap.
    People like B liar always squirm out of taking responsibilities for their actions.
  7. why doesnt teflon tony want the Iraq enquiry in public?

    The worry that finally the truth of much of his leadership's actions on TELIC will become public knowledge.

    The worry that in this knowledge becoming public, that he will be totally discredited and forced to retire from political life.

    The worry that not only will he be forced from political life, but that his publishing contracts, public appearances, easy money for the after-dinner "history according to Tony" will also result in him being as popular as Mugabe.

    The worry that those close to him, will turn on him.

    The worry that his pivotal role and actions will result in calls for charges to made against him relating to war crimes.

    The worry that those calls will lead to charges being bought using Nuremberg Principles against Anthony Charles Lynton Blair by The Hague.

    The worry that he will be incarcerated whilst awaiting trial.

    The worry that he will be found guilt and join Karl Dönitz, Slobodan Milošević, Charles G. Taylor, Radovan Karadžić, and Omar al-Bashir in the list of political leaders charged with war crimes.

    The worry that he won't be able to spin his way out of this one.

    The worry that his life is going to end rotting in a cell and eating off aluminium trays for the rest of his days.
  8. Is it only me who find this ironic?

    "Alastair Campbell, Blair's former spin doctor, says that "on balance" he believes Brown was right to order the inquiry to be held in private. "I can see the arguments for both sides - openness and transparency favours a public inquiry, but it may well be that the inquiry will do a better job freed from the frenzy of 24-hour media."

    If ANYTHING could make Cyclops more popular it will be a Public (as in open) Inquiry!

    Bliar is worried about his Presidency of Europe!
  9. Why?

    Because the cvnt knows if the truth comes out, he'll be standing in the dock at the Hague answering a charge of 'Waging Aggressive War'… and life in Prison, even a Dutch one, wouldn't agree with Saint Tony of B'Liar
  10. That would no doubt win a landslide for the Tories... but if Cyclops did that now he would win the next Election.

    Is Bliar worth it to Cyclops? Is he really your friend Gordy?

    Get the fecker in the dock!
  11. When they did that TV program about the fall of Teflon Tony, with Robert Lindsey as Blair, they could not in a million years thought just how feked up the government was going to get in real life
  12. Well, if all this is put in the Public Domain again and trotted past the Press radar.... It will 'damage' Teflons sainted image.... after all, he is still hoping to become the First Appointed Emporer-Presidente of the EUroland-SSR.

    Some of his erstwhile mates in the other Euro-land states were none too keen of the invaison of Iraq, so this might resurrect things Teflon would have hoped were under wraps behind closed doors. After all, he is hoping for supports from the likes of Monsewer Sarkey-ozie or Frau Merkel.

    I really would like to see St Teflon, and Pa Broone sqirming in the harsh light of the Press again. Remove Lord Meddlesome from the equation, and let the Light shine on B'Liar and Boone...... 8O 8O

    But thats probably just wishful thinking..... :(
  13. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    What is the point of a private enquiry in this case anyway? It is a matter of public concern as we went to war. We want to know precisely why and if Parliament's credibility could be destroyed further then this is the way to do it.
  14. Memory says that some moons ago Clair Short said words to the effect of.
    "Not much point into a debate on the decision to go to War for their was no debate in cabinet, Tony said its War and No One Argued."

  15. Interesting point jonwilly, and no doubt the resignation of Ms Short, and the ramifications of it, will also get an airing behind / in front of closed doors. Or, at least it should - it lies at the heart of the cluster encountered in the days, weeks and months after Bridge 4 was crossed.

    I think Brown may have had the midweek change of heart as the realisation dawns that irrespective of which bits of the inquiry get a public airing, the public are going to get a steady supply of headlines to debate, all of which are going to clearly show a government and executive mired in the desire to go to war, whilst ignoring so many critical areas. Critical areas that cost British lives and led to Southern Iraq degenerating into the mess that history will note.

    Will Blair be made to give evidence? If not, why?