The gulf between the fantasy world of the Bush/Blair axis and the real world is getting wider. This is particularly evident when listening to the utter drivel spouted by these leaders in their recent speeches and comparing their views with the findings of more qualified professionals and, well, just about everybody else.
Tony Blair at the Labour Party Conference September 2006
“This terrorism isn’t our fault. We didn’t cause it. It’s not the consequence of foreign policy.”
Ministry of Defence thinktank
“The war in Iraq … has acted as a recruiting sergeant for extremists across the Muslim world … Iraq has served to radicalise an already disillusioned youth and al-Qaida has given them the will, intent, purpose and ideology to act.”
George Bush September 2006
“America is safer and America is winning the War on Terror.”
Declassified excerpt from the April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate on Trends in Global Terrorism released on Tuesday 26 September 2006.
We assess that the Iraq jihad is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives; perceived jihadist success there would inspire more fighters to continue the struggle elsewhere.The Iraq conflict has become the “cause celebre” for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement.
UN Report 27 September 2006
“New explosive devices are now used in Afghanistan within a month of their first appearing in Iraq,” said the report. “And while the Taliban have not been found fighting outside Afghanistan/Pakistan, there have been reports of them training in both Iraq and Somalia.”
Maintaining these unrealistic positions on the ‘War on Terror’ despite all the evidence which points to the contrary and advice from their own experts, demonstrate just how deluded and dangerous these people are.