» Monday, January 9, 2006


Asked about General Rose’s comments on the Today programme that the Prime Minister should be impeached, the PMOS said that General Rose was entitled to his view. Equally the Government was perfectly entitled to point out that there had been three democratic elections in Iraq last year for the first time in well over a generation.

In the last of those 70% of the population of Iraq had expressed their view, which was considerable progress from what had gone on before. In terms of the reasons why we had gone to war they had been investigated by four inquiries including two select committees of Parliament. So the matter had been well scrutinised. In terms of the outcome, we were seeing the formation of a democratically elected government, despite the ongoing difficulties, and that spoke for itself. Asked whether it was normal for Generals to suggest impeachment, the PMOS said that General Rose had been retired for quite some time now.


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  1. So, it’s the opinion of the PMOS that General Rose is a nutty old fruitcake, no longer serving in the armed forces, past retirement age and therefore to be ignored. I suspect that Rose knows far more about this than he’s yet revealed.

    Blair’s stated purpose of the war was to eliminate the threat of WMD, not to arrange three Iraqui ‘democratic’ elections.

    The four dubious ‘enquiries’ were into matters which were at the periphery.

    This is the usual half-truth and mud-slinging which the PMOS is attempting to turn into his own particular art form.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 9 Jan 2006 on 3:09 pm | Link
  2. If this is the PMOS admitting that we entered Iraq to complete a "regime change", as it appears to be, then the war was illegal and Tony should be prosecuted.
    When the PMOS is supporting General Rose like this I’m very happy 😉

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 9 Jan 2006 on 7:30 pm | Link

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