Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

It is good news that they have Saddam Hussein at last. However, what they don’t have are the WMD he was supposed to be threatening us with, the same WMD he bought from the US and Europe, the same WMD he used against Iran and his own citizens with the knowledge and tacit approval of the US and Europe. What they don’t have is any evidence to connect him to attacks outside his own borders. What they don’t have is any of the other despots on this planet terrorising their own populations or threatening their neighbours, many of whom are friends of the US and UK. What they don’t have is a legitimate justification for going to war in the first place.

What they do have, apart from Saddam, is the Iraqi oil and complete control of the economy, which is what they wanted all along. What they do have is a big trough for the likes of Halliburton and Bechtel to feed at. What they have is thousands of dead civilians, thousands of dead innocents, thousands of dead children. What they have is a launch pad and more fictional excuses for further excursions into other countries.

In a truly just world, the headlines today would be reading ‘Saddam, Bush, and Blair all arrested for crimes against humanity.’

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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