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Tony Blair/Christopher Hitchens: Debate?


By jimstaro - Posted on 27 November 2010

Debating Iraq War?? They're calling this a debate, a war criminal who went along with the lies and came up with some himself and a war hawk who didn't listen and has been proven wrong right along, from start to the continuation of! Reminds me of what the 'kombat keyboarders' define as 'Debating', as it all creates more hatred thus enemies thus no national security!!

Tony Blair/Christopher Hitchens debate in Toronto

26 November 2010 - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is coming to Toronto to debate pro-war writer Christopher Hitchens about the role of religion in world affairs (http://bit.ly/anCHGm). As prime minister, Blair gave full backing to the US-led war on Iraq, despite overwhelming opposition in Britain and around the world. Since then, Blair has been exposed as having lied about Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq, saying famously that Iraqi WMDs could strike Europe within 45 minutes. No WMDs were ever found.

An ongoing public inquiry in Britain continues to reveal differences between what Blair's government argued in the lead-up to the Iraq War and what was actually the case (http://bit.ly/bqvs1h). Blair's support for the illegal Iraq War amounts to war crimes.

The recent leak of 400,000 secret documents by WikiLeaks (http://bit.ly/bgiRjt) proves that the anti-war movement was right to oppose the Iraq War, and that Tony Blair - and Christopher Hitchens, for that matter - can no longer justify their support for what has become a complete and total human disaster. According to the British medical journal, The Lancet, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died as a result of the war (http://huff.to/aBKDKl and http://bit.ly/9wgXRb). The country remains in ruins.

In 2003, then-members of the Opposition Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney condemned Canada's decision to stay out of the war, saying that a Conservative-led government would have sent Canadian troops to Iraq. {read rest}

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