Blair Was Brave
Lähetetty Time-lehteen 21.7.2004, julkaistu.
What the Butler saw
The slogan "Blair lied, thousands died" is, of course, all wrong. Not only does it flagrantly contradict the facts of recent history in Iraq under Saddam, but is "peace propaganda" of the worst kind, a lie that no one who knows what the situation really was like would or could honestly believe. Saddam's terror against his own people had already by the start of the War brought death to about 800 000 Iraqis, and every month approximately 3000 more deaths would be added including those brought about by the UN sanctions which hit hardest all the poor, the sick and the weak in Iraqi society. Let me put it this way: "Blair was brave/ wanting to save/ thousands from the grave". This, naturally, also applies to President Bush.