Leave Them Alone
Posted 15th \2010f March, 2010on:
When the war in Iraq started they told us there were weapons there. Big, scary weapons, with scary angry people holding the triggers. They were going to kill us! Kill us all! And then make us into slaves and change our language!
And it was all nonsense. Even those of us who opposed the war at the start didn’t know then as we do now: there were never any weapons. There was never really any belief that there were weapons. It was a lie.
And they keep telling that lie. The Government doesn’t say there are weapons any more, but it keeps pretending that we had a good reason to kill all those people, that we have a good reason to send our troops there still and kill more people. Why do we stand for this?
America went to war with Iraq to satisfy its need to be the biggest and scariest country in the world. Britain went to war with Iraq to satisfy its need to be the favoured ally of the biggest and scariest nation n the world. But that’s not a good enough reason and it’s an even worse reason to keep fighting.
Pull the troops out. Bring them home. Stop killing Iraqis in the cause of enforcing freedom. You cannot kill your way to a cohesive state. Remove all the foreign soldiers from Iraq and let the Iraqi people make their own choices. Yes, it will be hard and cruel and brutal for a while. But that will be an improvement, becase right now it’s hard and cruel and brutal and under foreign occupation.
Yes, ending the Iraq War would be political suicide. But, Mr Brown, and all your colleagues: your political success matters nothing compared to the millions of people who have died and will die for your war of lies.