UK Government Censors Antiwar Book

Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Sir Jeremy Greenstock

A controversial fly-on-the wall account of the Iraq war by one of Britain’s most senior former diplomats has been blocked by Downing Street and the Foreign Office.

Publication of The Costs of War by Sir Jeremy Greenstock, UK ambassador to the UN during the build-up to the 2003 war and the Prime Minister’s special envoy to Iraq in its aftermath, has been halted. In an extract seen by The Observer, Greenstock describes the American decision to go to war as ‘politically illegitimate’ and says that UN negotiations ‘never rose over the level of awkward diversion for the US administration’. Although he admits that ‘honourable decisions’ were made to remove the threat of Saddam, the opportunities of the post-conflict period were ‘dissipated in poor policy analysis and narrow-minded execution’.
(Source: The Guardian)

So, one of the British government’s most senior diplomats thinks that Bush and Blair’s bloodletting in Iraq was “politically illegitimate,” eh?

Blair and his cohort of fellow war criminals are doing their best to sit on the truth. But it keeps struggling free. How is Blair going to hide the pile of 100,000 dead Iraqis he helped to create? How is he going to keep the daily carnage in Iraq now taking place off the news?

Everyday in Iraq now is like the 7/7 London terrorist attacks. The country reels from one atrocity to another. When the invasion took place, securing Iraq was not a priority. Securing the oilfields was. And you see the result of the US and UK’s decisions in the blood on Iraq’s streets today.

Butcher Blair can keep on trying to keep his lies to Parliament hidden but there are millions of us who know the truth. 45 minutes from attack? Massive stockpiles of WMDs? Serious threat to Britain?

The person who has most hurt Britain’s security in the last two years is Tony Blair. He has singlehandedly put us on the terrorist map.