Posted by IsoM on March 19, 2003, at 20:53:53
In reply to Re: For Jay.., posted by kara lynne on March 19, 2003, at 18:47:31
I'm simply stating something I saw on TV. How much was short chunks & didn't thoroughly reflect what was said, I can't say. Still, I found it rather disturbing.
About a week or so ago, Tony Blair had a discussion with ordinary British folks who were concerned about a possible war. One young woman (calmly & rationally) asked if he was willing to join a war where possibly millions of innocent Iraqi women & children could be killed according to a report she'd read. He replied that he was unaware of any such report, but if it were true, which he highly doubted, he'd never share in taking innocent lives. The young woman said, "but this report wasn't put out by the Iraq government but by the UN & they back it up with reasons." He shook his head & said there was no way that many innocents would be killed in a quick & clean war.
Then just last night on the news, Mr. Blair was explaining to parliament how many innocent lives of the Iraqi people Hussein has killed each year & that he's sure the number of civilians that would be killed by coalition troops in the war couldn't amount to the number Hussein has killed himself in one year.
Does anyone else find this as chilling as I do? Does anyone else see this as a way of justifying the war & of salving his own conscience?