The civil servants’ revenge, or a very British coup…

Following the theme of class war and and the private conduct of various elites, I just got the latest Brit blog round up, and in it there is a post that demonstrates the real power of the blogosphere, in which the sharpest insights are not to be found in the highest profile blogs but the ones just bubbling underneath. Charles has an excellent piece on how the inner inner ring of the British establishment is now punishing Tony Blair and his inner ring for marginalising them in the run up and conduct of the Iraq war…

…there is also something creepy about this exercise. It turns out that New Labour’s Inner Ring is being held to account by an even more Inner Inner Ring.

And none of them so far have looked at one central issue, namely that Saddam Hussein was one of the greatest mass murdering monsters of our time (his victims overwhelmingly Muslim as it happens), and that his overthrow was a huge victory for human decency.

No doubt Mr Blair will make that point himself in due course. Even if it is not a consideration which all these layers upon layers of Inner Rings usually like to mention?

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  • frustrated democrat

    Mick

    Yes we ‘got’ Sadam – but at an even greater cost of 100,000 people than if we had left him alone, not exactly a resounding success.

    The whole thing was an ill thought out and executed ‘adventure’ on the part of Bush and Blair.

    An SAS team imbedded for a year to ‘get’ Sadam would have been easier and would have cost fewer lives.

  • Mick Fealty

    And there were a grand total of six Tory rebels who held out against it.

  • “marginalising them”

    If they were marginalised how could they be an inner inner ring?

  • I wonder if TBlair will look for a scapegoat to blame and ACampbell or whether he will accept full responsibility himself for the murderous campaign?

    “And none of them so far have looked at one central issue, namely that Saddam Hussein was one of the greatest mass murdering monsters of our time (his victims overwhelmingly Muslim as it happens), and that his overthrow was a huge victory for human decency.” …… Allegedly so. The problem though still remains that tens of thousands/hundreds of thousands of known innocent and unarmed men, women and children were callously destroyed/murdered/killed [in the search for non existent WMD, which was a fabricated excuse] to overthrow one man. And that is inexcusable and shows an obvious lack of Intelligence and Common Decency.

    Of course, the political fairies wouldn’t like to set a global precedent which would have them as individual targets for permanent removal from the media scene, whenever they are incapable of winning an argument with the presentation of the truth. It would though at a stroke or two, ensure that warmongering and empire building on a shoestring and collapsed economy budget never returned to hold the world to ransom.

    http://charlescrawford.biz/blog/the-chilcot-inquiry-lords-of-the-inner-ring

  • Wilde Rover

    “And none of them so far have looked at one central issue, namely that Saddam Hussein was one of the greatest mass murdering monsters of our time (his victims overwhelmingly Muslim as it happens), and that his overthrow was a huge victory for human decency.”

    And yet it was all about the “realpolitik” when he was “our man” fighting the nasty Iranians who had the temerity to overthrow “our good friend” the Shah, not to mention the countless despots from Pinochet to Pol Pot who were given tacit approval for their actions.

    A huge victory for bollixology more like…

  • Panic, These ones like it up em.

    Have Blair and Bush superceded Sadam Hussein as the greatest mass murderers of these times.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    PTOLIUE: “Have Blair and Bush superceded Sadam Hussein as the greatest mass murderers of these times. ”

    Not to worry… lefties still hold the all-time records. Stalin, Mao, etc.

  • And none of these blogs so far have looked at one central issue, namely that Tony Blair was one of the greatest mass murdering monsters of our time (his victims overwhelmingly Muslim as it happens), and that his overthrow was a huge victory for human decency.