Monday, September 02, 2002

Words of War

I was going to sneer at Iain Duncan Smith's article alerting us to Saddam's misiles, but Christopher Montgomery, my improvement on (and in a previous life one of IDS's campaign managers) has done it so much better. Was Iain's article ghost written, and did this ghost writer have an, erm, pecuniary relationship with a certain Washington think tank and travel on a passport without the royal crest?

Just wondering.

Mr Montgomery also lays into Michael Gove's ill considered remarks on Iraq. ( I notice I didn't link to the original article before, and here it is).

Deadlines meant that Monty missed this particular gem from Alan Judd. Just to show that the pro-war case is brimming with imagination and originality he titles the case "Appeasement won't stop Saddam, any more than Hitler". Ooh the horror.

After all could you imagine what would have happened if we hadn't gone to war with Hitler? We could have lost our empire, been bankrupted, found a stable and aggressive totalitarian regime in the heart of Europe until at least the 1980s, seen our armed forces becoming mere appendages to the American friendly fire brigades and being drawn inexorably into an undemocratic European empire. Hang on, that's what we got anyway.

Surely the real question is, do the conservative war hawks really mean it or are they simply going through the motions?


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