Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Blair Bliar Blah Blah Blairrrghh...

Two speeches for the history books.

Probably one of the dirtiest speeches in UK history, Blair's speech on terrorism and civil liberty: timesonline

A commenter points out what we would have hoped our Leader would have known:
"You can't use a bad means for a good end. Basic rule of moral philosophy."

The biggest lie in the speech:
"This extremism can be defeated. But it will be defeated only by recognising that we have not created it; it cannot be negotiated with; pandering to its sense of grievance will only encourage it; and only by confronting it, the methods and the ideas, will we win."

And Blair's speech to the House of Commons on September 14th, 2001: The Guardian

He starts:
"Mr Speaker, I am grateful that you agreed to the recall of parliament to debate the hideous and foul events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that took place on Tuesday 11 September.
I thought it particularly important in view of the fact that these attacks were not just attacks upon people and buildings; nor even merely upon the USA; these were attacks on the basic democratic values in which we all believe so passionately and on the civilised world. It is therefore right that parliament, the fount of our own democracy, makes its democratic voice heard."

"But let us unite in agreeing this: what happened in the United States on Tuesday was an act of wickedness for which there can never be justification."


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