Clare Short has today told the Iraq War Inquiry that Tony Blair’s Cabinet were ‘misled’ regarding the legality of the war. Well duh. As if invading a country, purely for oil, and claiming it is for The War On Terror isn’t illegal. That in itself is a despicable thing to do, let alone the turmoil and death that has to now be endured by the average Iraqi citizen. However, this is not a rant on the Iraq War. This is a post of praise for Clare Short. She resigned shortly after the war began, and she told the truth to both the media and the enquiry – and that is some achievement. She announced how Attorney General Lord Goldsmith had been ‘leaned’, or in a non – politically correct phrase, ‘ordered or else’, upon regarding his decision. Here we have a woman with integrity, honesty, and dignity. We need someone like her as our PM, not the current rubbish we have.
>>> UPDATE: 3rd Feb I had to add in this cartoon from today’s Times, summing up the article and indeed Clare Short’s appearance this week very nicely. Enjoy. CE